shipping containersOn February 19, 2019, Petitioner Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by this petition is all grades of liquid or aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (“IUP AC”) name propan-2- one. In addition to the IUP AC name, acetone is also referred to as B-ketopropane (or “beta-ketopropane”), ketone propane, methyl ketone, dimethyl ketone, DMK, dimethyl carbonyl, propanone, 2- propanone, dimethyl formaldehyde, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether, and pyroactic spirit. Acetone is an isomer of the chemical formula C3H6O, with a specific molecular formula of CH3COCH3 or (CH3)2CO.

The scope includes acetone that is combined or mixed with other products, including, but not limited to, benzene, diethyl ether, methanol, chloroform, and ethanol. For such combined products, only the acetone component is covered by the scope of these investigations. Acetone that has been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries.

Acetone that is otherwise subject to these investigations is not excluded when commingled with acetone from sources not subject to these investigations. Only the subject merchandise component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these investigations.

The Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number for acetone is 67-64-1.

The merchandise covered by these investigations is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheadings 2914.11.1000 and 2914.11.5000. Although these HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

The Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade

AdvanSix Inc.

300 Kimball Drive, Suite 101

Parsippany, NJ 07054

 

Altivia Petrochemicals, LLC

1019 Haverhill Ohio Furnace Rd

Haverhill, OH 45636

 

Olin Corporation

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1530

Clayton, MO 63105

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Christopher T. Cloutier

Schagrin Associates

900 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20001

 

Stephen J. Orava

King & Spalding LLP

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20006

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed February 19, 2019
DOC Initiation March 11, 2019
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due March 5, 2019
Request to appear at hearing March 8, 2019
Hearing March 12, 2019
Briefs March 15, 2019
ITC Vote April 5, 2019
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination July 29, 2019
DOC Final Antidumping Determination October 14, 2019
ITC Final Determination November 26, 2019

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Korea: 113.46 to 176.61 percent

Belgium: 35.76 to 85.96 percent

South Africa: 12.83 to 410.22 percent

Spain: 124.49 to 200.94 percent

Singapore: 48.96 to 200.29 percent

Saudi Arabia: 40.08 to 75.11 percent

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2016 2017 2018 Jan-Nov Annualized 2018
Korea
Volume (Short Tons) 25,944 55,687 93,419 101,911
Value ($1,000) 13,992 40,545 64,099 69,927
AUV ($/Short Tons) 539 728 686 686
Belgium
Volume (Short Tons) 33,670 49,625 61,512 67,104
Value ($) 16,385 33,553 47,533 51,854
AUV ($/Short Tons) 487 676 773 773
South Africa
Volume (Short Tons) 28,601 26,760 28,337 30,913
Value ($) 14,675 19,414 22,699 24,762
AUV ($/Short Tons) 513 725 801 801
Spain
Volume (Short Tons) 7 4,481 27,430 29,924
Value ($) 3,146 7,362 17,624 19,227
AUV ($/Short Tons) 460,393 1,643 643 643
Singapore
Volume (Short Tons) 2,760 4,403 10,652 11,620
Value ($) 1,669 3,057 7,903 8,621
AUV ($/Short Tons) 605 694 742 742
Saudi Arabia
Volume (Short Tons) 5,550 6,746 7,359
Value ($) 3,646 4,599 5,018
AUV ($/Short Tons) 657 682 682

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Nithya Nagarajan, Jeffrey Neeley, or Stephen Brophy.