USITC Says Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from China Injure U.S. Industry

August 4, 2016

On July 22, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced its determinations in its final phase of an antidumping duty investigation concerning hydrofluorocarbon blends for 404A, 507A, 410A, 407A & 407C and their individual components from China.

The Commission unanimously found that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of hydrofluorocarbon blends from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determination, the Commerce department will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of hydrofluorocarbon blends from China. Collection of import duties will be imposed retroactive to February 1, 2016. The Commission further determined that U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of hydrofluorocarbon components from China.

After further review, responses are anticipated from United States refrigerant industry members and members of the American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition, which filed the antidumping petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2015.

See the full text of the announcement here.