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Preliminary Determinations in Countervailing Duty Investigations of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China

On June 14, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China.

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
China Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd. 3.23%
Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd. 2.31%
Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals (Changsu) Co., Ltd. 291.26% [1]
Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. 291.26% [1]
Hongkong Richmax Ltd. 291.26% [1]
Weitron International Refrigeration Equipment (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. 291.26% [1]
All Others 3.12%

[1] Rate is based on total adverse facts available (AFA)

Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed January 12, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date February 1, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) February 26, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) June 11, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) October 25, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) December 9, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] December 16, 2021

[1] 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 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 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

Source: 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 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 number: C-570-138.

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