Petition Summary: Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From India And Russia

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On January 27, 2021, Daikin America, Inc. (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from India and Russia.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The product covered by this investigation is granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin. PTFE is covered by the scope of this investigation whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer, additives, pigments, or other materials. Also included is PTFE wet raw polymer. The chemical formula for PTFE is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry number is 9002-84-0.

Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise processed in a third country, including by filling, modifying, compounding, packaging with another product, or performing any other finishing, packaging, or processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the granular PTFE.

The product covered by this investigation does not include dispersion or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder) PTFE.

PTFE further processed into micropowder, having particle size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a melt-flow rate no less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of this investigation.

Granular PTFE is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 3904.61.0010. Subject merchandise may also be classified under HTSUS subheading 3904.69.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Number are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Daikin America, Inc.

20 Olympic Drive

Orangeburg, NY 10962

Website: https://daikin-america.com/

Tel: (800) 365-9570

Contact: Stefan Kenn

Email: skenn@daikin-america.com

 

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Luke A. Meisner

SCHAGRIN ASSOCIATES

900 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 500

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 223-1700

 

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 January 27, 2021
DOC Initiation February 16, 2021
   
ITC Preliminary Investigation:  
Questionnaires Due February 10, 2021
Request to appear at hearing February 15, 2021
Hearing February 17, 2021
Briefs February 22, 2021
ITC Vote March 15, 2021
   
DOC Investigation Schedule:  
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination July 6, 2021
DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination April 22, 2021
DOC Final Antidumping Determination September 19, 2021
DOC Final Countervailing Determination July 6, 2021
   
ITC Final Investigation:  
ITC Final AD Determination November 3, 2021
ITC Final CVD Determination August 20, 2021

 

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

India: 214.77%

Russia: 71.01%

 

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.

 

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

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  2017 2018 2019 Jan – Sep 2019 Jan – Sep 2020
India          
Quantity(lbs) 3,998,215 5,458,536 7,717,021 7,349,595 2,979,564
Value ($) 14,373,401 22,460,141 31,893,684 30,444,344 9,740,782
AUV ($/lbs) 3.59 4.11 4.13 4.14 3.27
Russia          
Quantity(lbs) 2,227,813 4,626,448 2,304,824 1,505,978 3,180,488
Value ($) 7,473,229 22,507,801 8,534,154 6,066,777 8,966,367
AUV ($/lbs) 3.35 4.87 3.70 4.03 2.82
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