On January 12, 2021, Honeywell International (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of R-125 (Pentafluoroethane) from the People’s Republic of China.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by this investigation is pentafluoroethane (“R- 125″), or its chemical equivalent, regardless of form, type or purity level. R-125 has the Chemical Abstracts Service (,’CAS”) registry number of 354-33-6 and the chemical formula C2HF5. R-125 is also referred to as Pentafluoroethane, Genetron HFC 125, Khladon 125, Suva 125, Freon 125, and Fc-125. Subject merchandise includes R-125, whether or not incorporated into a blend. Subject merchandise also includes R-125 and unpurified R-125 that is processed in a third country or otherwise outside the customs territory of the United States., including, but not limited to, purifying or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope R-125.
Excluded from the current scope is merchandise covered by the scope of the antidumping order on Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China. See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China, 81 Fed. Reg. 55436 (Aug. 19, 2016) (the “Blends Order”).
R-125 is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2903.39.2035. Other merchandise subject to the current scope, including the abovementioned blends that are outside the scope of the Blends Order, may be classified under 2903.39.2045 and 3824.78.0020. The HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the petition is dispositive.
Honeywell International Inc.
300 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Daniel Cannistra, Esq.
Crowell & Moring, LLP
1001 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
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||January 12, 2021|
|DOC Initiation||February 1, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||January 26, 2021|
|Request to appear at hearing||February 1, 2021|
|Hearing||February 2, 2021|
|Briefs||February 8, 2021|
|ITC Vote||February 26, 2021|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||June 21, 2021|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||April 7, 2021|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||September 6, 2021|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||June 21, 2021|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||October 19, 2021|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||August 5, 2021|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
China; 155.78% – 230.52%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III .
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2017||2018||2019||Jan – Jun 2019||Jan – Jun 2020|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.