Senators oppose Firth Rixson's push to import duty-free titanium

Apr 01, 2013 | 11:42 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, Firth Rixson, titanium billet, Sherrod Brown, Rob Rortman, Robert Casey, Rebecca Blank, Commerce Department Monrow facility

LOS ANGELES — Three U.S. senators are opposing an effort by Firth Rixson Inc. to import titanium billets duty free to its Monroe, N.Y., aerospace forgings facility.

A recommendation by U.S. Commerce Department staff members to allow Firth Rixson to import the product duty free would "quickly lead to significant harm to domestic titanium producers and forgers," the senators—Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), Rob Portman (R., Ohio) and Robert P. Casey Jr. (D., Pa.)—argued this past week in a letter to....

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