TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico — Mexichem, a global specialty chemicals company that produces refrigerant gases, announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that imports of R-134a refrigerant from China do not harm United States industry.

This ruling, however, runs counter to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Oct. 15, 2014 proposed final resolution regarding antidumping duties and countervailing duties on Chinese refrigerant gases imported into the United States. This proposed resolution stated that imports from China of R-134a refrigerant, also known as HFC-134a or 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane, should be subject to antidumping duties of 280.67 percent and countervailing duties averaging 11.14 percent.

The full text of the U.S. ITC ruling is available at

Based on currently available information, Mexichem said that it is considering appealing the ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Publication date: 11/10/2014

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