GDLSK ALERT: Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) from the People’s Republic of China and India

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) in China and India, and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) in India 

II.  Product: 
This petition is intended to cover PTFE in all forms, as follows:

The product covered by the requested antidumping and countervailing duty orders is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including but not limited to whether granular, dispersion, or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder). 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.

PTFE further processed into micropowder, having particle size ranging from 1 to 25 microns, is excluded from the scope of this investigation.

III.  HTS classifications:

PTFE is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3904.61.0010 and 3904.61.0090. Subject merchandise may also be classified under subheading 3904.69, HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Numbers are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

IV.  Date of Filing: September 28, 2017

V.   Petitioners: The Chemours Company FC LLC

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named. 

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Rates Listed):

PRC: 23.4{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007}-408.9{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007}

India: 15.8{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007}-128.1{bfa08a400c7550404055ff04715e84c9172815d33c25eb3b84e230636ecdc007}

IX.  Comments:

A.     Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: October 19, 2017.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD and CVD investigations.

B.     The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is January 26, 2018; CVD is November 27, 2017.

C.     Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.     List of Alleged Subsidy Programs: 

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If you have any questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.