ITC Says US Injured By China Silica Dumping

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Tuesday it had reached a preliminary decision that cheap silica bricks from China are harming domestic producers of the furnace construction material.

The early-stage decision backed claims from U.S. manufacturers that underpriced Chinese imports of the silica bricks — used in building furnaces, coke ovens and other industrial structures — were driving them out of business.

The ruling is the government's procedural first step toward the imposition of U.S. anti-dumping duties on the Chinese products.

“There is a reasonable indication...
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