Sen. urges action in Russian ferrosilicon case

May 23, 2014 | 05:49 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  ferrosilicon, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Russia, imports, trade case, anti-dumping, U.S. Commerce Dept., Penny Pritzker Globe Specialty Metals

NEW YORK — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) has accused Russian ferrosilicon exporters of undermining the U.S. Commerce Department’s anti-dumping investigation by "withholding key information necessary to determine the duties that would be imposed on Russian imports."

Brown urged Commerce to "take action if Russia continues to impede an investigation into unfairly traded imports of ferrosilicon from Russia," in a letter sent to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

"I am troubled by reports that Russian producers are impeding the investigation by changing and withholding key information needed to determine the dumping margin properly. Specifically, the respondents have withheld necessary data about their home market sales process, products sold, and dates of sale, all of which are critical to the Department’s calculations. The concealment and misreporting of this information led to a negative preliminary determination," Brown wrote in the letter.....

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