On November 12, 2014, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) announced their determination that U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluorethane (“R-134a”) from China. The ITC Commissioners voted 4-2 for the negative injury finding. The U.S. Department of Commerce previously determined that 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluorethane imports from China are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. However, as a result of the ITC’s negative injury determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from China.
The Commission’s public report will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations. The report will be available after December 15, 2014. After that date it may be accessed here.
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