China Issues Anti-Dumping Ruling

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA-(February 17, 2014) –

China’s Ministry of Commerce of Import and Export Fair Trade Bureau made a preliminary ruling regarding possible violations to their anti-dumping regulations. Authorities initially ruled that imports of PCE (Perchlorethylene or Tetrachloroethylene) originating in the EU and the United States, has damaged China’s PCE industry.

As of February 18, 2014, Chinese importers of PCEs will be required to pay security deposits to the People’s Republic of China Customs. PCEs are used in the manufacturing of R-123, R-124, and R-125 refrigerants. These refrigerants are used in refrigerant blends such as R-404A, R-407A and R-407C.