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Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

Decision to Initiate Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

On February 2, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China. 

Alleged Dumping Rates

Country Dumping Rate
China 149.09 percent to 238.83 percent

 

Alleged Subsidy Rate

Country Subsidy Rates
China Above de minimis

 

Event AD Investigation(s) CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date February 1, 2021 February 1, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) [1] February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) June 21, 2021 April 7, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) September 7, 2021 June 21, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) [2] October 22, 2021 August 5, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [3] October 29, 2021 August 12, 2021

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.

[1] If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
 

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Volume (kg) 10,627,198 21,704,430 16,662,150
Value (USD) $46,872,254 $106,381,300 $51,064,147

U.S. International Trade Commission (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 initiation FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation 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.

Commerce currently maintains 556 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

There are five alleged subsidy programs, including policy loans to the chemical industry, export loans from Chinese state-owned banks (government-directed lending), the provision of land-use rights for less than adequate remuneration (LTAR), the provision of electricity for LTAR, and currency undervaluation. For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.