TLALNEPANTLA, Mexico — Mexichem announced that its subsidiary, Mexichem Fluor, has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the import of Chinese refrigerants does not harm the U.S. refrigerant gas industry.

The appealed ruling stated that the import of refrigerant gases from China, specifically R-134a, also known as HFC-134a or 1,1,1,2 -Tetrafluorethane, did not result in “material injury or threat of material injury” to the U.S. refrigerant industry. The ruling was issued with two votes in the affirmative, and four in the negative. The decision of no injury or threat of injury resulted in the elimination of dumping duties of 280.67 percent and countervailing duties averaging 11.14 percent found by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

For more information on the ITC ruling, click here.

Mexichem expects the appeal before the U.S. Court of International Trade to take approximately one year.

Publication date: 1/19/2015

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