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Preliminary Determinations in Countervailing Duty Investigations Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and Russia

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India and Russia

On June 29, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (granular PTFE) resin from India and Russia.

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rate
India Gujarat Fluourochemicals Limited 4.75%
All Others 4.75%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rate
Russia Joint Stock Company “HaloPolymer” 2.36%
All Others 2.36%
Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed January 27, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date February 16, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) March 15, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) June 28, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) November 8, 2021[2]
ITC Final Determination(s) December 23, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] December 30, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
[2] Final CVD determinations have been aligned with the companion AD final determinations. This date can be extended by 60 days.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute.  For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
India Volume (KG) 2,475,953 3,500,386 1,682,159
Value (USD) $22,108,573 $31,092,938 $12,024,913
Russia Volume (KG) 2,098,524 1,045,452 1,788,322
Value (USD) $20,928,532 $7,834,403 $10,126,685

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 3904.61.0010.)

The petitioner is Daikin America, Inc. (Orangeburg, NY).

Commerce found preliminarily that “critical circumstances” exist with respect to imports of granular PTFE resin from India for mandatory respondent Gujarat Fluourochemicals Limited and all other producers and exporters. Consequently, Commerce will instruct CBP to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of granular PTFE resin from India, effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register, for the affected producers and exporters.

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

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: C-533-900 for India and C-821-830 for Russia.

Commerce currently maintains 611 antidumping duty (AD)and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.