CVD investigation - Imports of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane from China 

April 16:  The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Commerce Department released a fact sheet that announced an affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane from China.

According to the ITA release [PDF 92 KB], the preliminary findings indicate countervailable subsidization of imports of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane from China.

What’s next?

The Commerce Department is scheduled to announce its final determination in this investigation on or about August 5, 2014.


  • If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination that imports of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane from China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue a CVD order.
  • If either Commerce’s or the ITC’s final determination is negative, no CVD order will be issued.

The ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determination approximately 45 days after Commerce issues its final determination, if affirmative.



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