Petition Summary: R-125 (Pentafluoroethane) Form The People’s Republic Of China

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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.

PETITIONERS

Honeywell International Inc.

300 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

T: 1-973-455-2000

W: www.honeywell.com

 

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Daniel Cannistra, Esq.

Crowell & Moring, LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Washington, DC 20004

(202) 624-2500

 

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 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%

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 – Jun 2019 Jan – Jun 2020
China          
Quantity(KG) 10,627,198.33 21,704,429.55 16,662,149.69 15,347,450 13,295,476.14
Value ($) 46,872,253.71 106,381,300.46 51,064,146.54 48,060,219.71 27,704,694.77
AUV ($/KG) 4.41 4.90 3.06 3.13 2.08
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