ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Mar 2016In March 2016, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
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On March 3, 2016 the American HFC Coalition and its individual members (Amtrol, Inc.; Arkema, Inc.; the Chemours Company FC LLC; Honeywell International Inc.; Hudson Technologies; Mexichem Fluor Inc.; and Worthington Industries) and District Lodge 154 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers filed a petition seeking the imposition of anti-dumping duties on 1.11.2tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) imported from China. The first step in this investigation is the preliminary injury determination of the U.S. International Trade Commission, with the commissioners reaching an affirmative determination in its April 15, 2016 vote.
On September 30, 2016, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation. On February 22, 2017, the department announced its affirmative final determination in the anti-dumping duty.
On March 23, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that these imports materially injure a U.S. industry. As a result of this affirmative injury determination, the Department of Commerce will issue an anti-dumping duty order on imports of this product from China.