India Slaps Duties On Coolant From China, Japan

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- India on Tuesday reportedly imposed new anti-dumping duties of up to $1.41 per kilogram on imports of a common refrigerant from China and Japan.

Indian newspaper the Economic Times reported that the country's Department of Revenue, a part of the Finance Ministry, had announced duties on the gas, known as 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane or R-134a.

According to the paper, the duties will range from 69 cents to $1.41 per kilogram and will remain in place for five years unless revoked earlier.

R-134a is primarily used in home refrigerators...
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