ARLINGTON, Virginia, United States, 20 August 2020: The US Department of Commerce on August 19 issued its final determination “not to include hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components, R-32 (difluoromethane), R-125 (pentafluoroethane) and R-143a (1,1,1,-trifluoroethane), imported from the People’s Republic of China (China), within the scope of the antidumping duty (AD) order on HFC blends from China”, AHRI said through a Press release.
US Customs and Border Protection will be directed to discontinue its suspension of liquidation and to refund all cash deposits for antidumping duties, AHRI said,
AHRI said it previously informed its members of the Department of Commerce’s preliminary determination in an International Alert, dated April 10. The preliminary determination, it said, was that imports of HFC components, R-32, R-125 and R-143a from China were circumventing the Order. This, it added, has been overturned with the final determination.