On 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.
The Coalition for Acetone Fair Trade
300 Kimball Drive, Suite 101
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Altivia Petrochemicals, LLC
1019 Haverhill Ohio Furnace Rd
Haverhill, OH 45636
190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1530
Clayton, MO 63105
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Christopher T. Cloutier
900 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
Stephen J. Orava
King & Spalding LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|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|
|Volume (Short Tons)||25,944||55,687||93,419||101,911|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||539||728||686||686|
|Volume (Short Tons)||33,670||49,625||61,512||67,104|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||487||676||773||773|
|Volume (Short Tons)||28,601||26,760||28,337||30,913|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||513||725||801||801|
|Volume (Short Tons)||7||4,481||27,430||29,924|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||460,393||1,643||643||643|
|Volume (Short Tons)||2,760||4,403||10,652||11,620|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||605||694||742||742|
|Volume (Short Tons)||–||5,550||6,746||7,359|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||–||657||682||682|