ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Nov 2012In November 2012, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.
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USITC at http://www.usitc.gov/trade_remedy/731_ad_701_cvd/investigations/2012/silica_bricks/prelimphase.htm and information in the public version of the petition.
On December 12, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of silica bricks and shapes from China. All six Commissioners voted in the negative (see http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2013/er1212ll1.htm). As a result of this determination, there will be no anti-dumping order imposed on these imports.
The case began on November 15, 2012 the Utah Refractories Corporation filed an anti-dumping petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) against silica bricks and shapes imported from China. In 2011 China had half the U.S. import market for these goods. Because China is a nonmarket economy the company requested that Ukraine be used as the surrogate country for purposes of calculating the dumping margin. The petitioner asserts that dumping margins range between 190% and 467%.