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March 7, 2014

Initial FeSi ruling mixed vs. Russia, Venezuela 

NEW YORK – The U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a mixed preliminary decision in an anti-dumping case on ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela, imposing no duties on Russian producer RFA International LP but levying a 27.27-percent margin on Venezuelan producers, including FerroAllantica de Venezuela SA.

The ITA's final decisions on imports from Russia are due May 20 and from Venezuela July 18, as the latter case has been fully extended, the ITA said in a statement.

The petition was filed by CC Metals & Alloys LLC, Amherst, N.Y., and Miami-based Globe Specialty Metals Inc. It targets ferrosilicon imports handled by Allegheny Alloys Trading LP, CCMA LLC, Ferroatlantica North America Inc. and Russian Ferroalloys Inc., among others.

The petition claimed that the U.S. ferrosilicon industry was suffering material injury as a result of low-priced imports (amm.com, July 19).

Amherst, N.Y.-based CCMA is separate from CC Metals & Alloys LLC, Calvert City, Ky.

Imports from Russia totaled 85,400 tonnes in 2013, while those from Venezuela reached 31,300 tonnes, according to the ITA. 

Ferrosilicon spot prices have risen as market players await the outcome or Commerce's anti-dumping investigation (amm.com, Feb. 21).