Update on R-134a Anti-dumping Suit and ITC Ruling

April 3, 2017

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of R-134a from China.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that imported R-134a from China is being sold in the United States at less than fair value.

As a result of the USITC’s determination, the Commerce Department will issue an antidumping duty order on R-134a imports from China.

USITC had a negative finding on critical circumstances regarding the importation of this product from China.  Therefore, R-134a from China sold at less than fair value that entered the U.S. prior to October 7, 2016, the date of Commerce’s affirmative preliminary determination, will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.

The Commission’s public report will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation and will be available by April 26, 2017, accessible at the USITC website.