Chinese Co. Hit With Preliminary Tariffs On Chemical Imports

Law360 (July 11, 2019, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has slapped a Chinese producer of a water treatment compound with triple-digit tariffs after making an early finding that it sold the imports at unfairly low prices, according to a notice to be published Friday in the Federal Register.

Chinese producer Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co. Ltd. was given a preliminary rate of 397.20% in Commerce's administrative review of an anti-dumping duty order on 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid, known as HEDP, from China.

Commerce had launched the review of the duty order after Qingshuiyuan in May 2018 requested review of its water treatment compounds. The period of review...

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