R134a Dumping Affirmed by ITA; Antidumping duty is likely.

ita-logoMay 22, 2014, Excerpts from FACT SHEET: Commerce Preliminarily Finds Dumping of Imports of (R134a) from the People’s Republic of China published by the International Trade Administration (ITA)-


The Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of HFC-R134a from China.  For the purposes of this determination, dumping is said to occur when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than its fair value. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Department of Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on preliminary rates.


The Commerce Department is expected to announce its final determination on October 3, 2014.  Should an affirmative determination be made, The Commerce Department will issue an antidumping duty order and make “final injury determinations” in November 2014.Click Here for Fact Sheet distributed by the ITA