Final Determination in Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China
On January 3, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of petafluoroethane (R-125) from China.
Final Dumping Rates
|Country||Producer/Exporter||Dumping Rates||Adjusted Dumping Rate|
|China||Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.||277.95%||267.41%|
|Separate Rate Companies||277.95%||267.41%|
|China-Wide Entity ,||278.05%||267.51%|
Final Subsidy Rates
|China||Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd.||14.66%|
|Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.||12.75%|
|Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals (Changsu) Co., Ltd.||306.57%|
|Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd.||306.57%|
|Hongkong Richmax Ltd.||306.57%|
|Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.||306.57%|
 Dumping margin adjusted for export subsidy offsets
 Mandatory Respondent
 Rate was assigned based on facts available of adverse inference.
 The China-Wide Entity includes the other company selected as a mandatory respondent, Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd.
|Event||AD Investigation(s)||CVD Investigation|
|Petitions Filed||January 12, 2021||January 12, 2021|
|DOC Initiation Date||February 1, 2021||February 1, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations||February 26, 2021||February 26, 2021|
|DOC Preliminary Determinations||August 10, 2021||June 11, 2021|
|DOC Final Determinations||December 30, 2021||December 30, 2021|
|ITC Final Determinations||February 14, 2022||February 14, 2022|
|Issuance of Orders ||February 22, 2022||February 22, 2022|
 This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.
Source: ITC Dataweb, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/ and PIERS. The petitioner provided the volume of imports of R-125 reported in PIERS shipment data. To estimate the customs value for imports of R-125, the petitioner multiplied the volume reported in PIERS by the average unit values (AUVs) reported in official U.S. import statistics for imports entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2903.39.2035. To estimate the customs value for imports of R-125, the petitioner multiplied the volume reported in PIERS by the average unit values reported in official U.S. import statistics for imports entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 2903.39.2035.
The petitioner is Honeywell International, Inc. (Charlotte, NC).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigations are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-570-137 and C-570-138 for the AD and CVD investigations, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 652 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.