WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative preliminary determination in its antidumping duty investigation of imports of HFC refrigerants from China. This encompasses both blends and single-component HFCs.

Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than its fair value. The Commerce Department has preliminarily determined that HFC refrigerants from China have been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 91.99 percent to 210.46 percent

The petitioners for this investigation are the American HFC Coalition and its individual members. Members of the American HFC Coalition are: Amtrol Inc., Arkema Inc., The Chemours Co., Honeywell International Inc., Hudson Technologies, Mexichem Fluor Inc., and Worthington Industries Inc.

The HFC blends covered by the scope of this action are R-404, R-407A, R- 407C, R-410A, and R-507A. The single-component HFCs covered are R-32, R-125, and R-143a.

If the Commerce Department makes an affirmative final determination, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination, that these HFC imports materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the Commerce Department will issue an antidumping order. If either the Commerce Department’s or the ITC’s final determination is negative, no antidumping order will be issued. The Commerce Department is scheduled to announce its final determination on or about June 13, 2016. The ITC is scheduled to make its final determination in July 2016.

Publication date: 1/29/2016

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