shipping containersOn September 28, 2017, The Chemours Company FC LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from China and India.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The product covered by the requested antidumping and countervailing duty orders is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including by 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.

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.

PETITIONER

The Chemours Company FC LLC
1007 Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19899

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

James R. Cannon, Jr.
CASSIDY LEVY KENT (USA) LLP
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 3000
Washington, DC 20006

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China

Granular: 148.5% to 408.9%
Dispersion: 62.7% to 64.5%
Fine Powder: 23.45% to 43.8%

India

Granular: ~54.6%
Dispersion: ~70.5%
Fine Powder: ~54.9%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petition issued against India. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

Imports of Subject Merchandise

  2014 2015 2016 Jan-Mar 2016 Jan-Mar 2017
China          
Quantity (kilograms) 3,186,856 3,111,720 3,077,705 687,913 761,781
Value (USD) 30,978,162 25,867,541 24,323,183 5,733,877 5,856,612
AUV (USD/lb) 10.66 9.20 8.77 9.09 8.59
India          
Quantity (kilograms) 1,777,064 1,776,780 1,716,125 241,280 668,189
Value (USD) 15,782,712 16,072,995 14,260,665 2,137,216 5,317,459
AUV (USD/lb) 9.16 9.42 8.61 9.24 8.05

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.