Commerce Finalizes Steep Duties On Chinese Refrigerant

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 7:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce finalized tariffs as high as 221% against Chinese importers of a refrigerant gas, saying Tuesday the products were being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices.

Commerce prepared the hefty tariffs after determining that Chinese makers of difluoromethane, known as R-32, were dumping their products in the U.S. at margins between 161.49% and 221.06%.

The triple-digit duties will go into effect if the U.S. International Trade Commission determines the R-32 imports are hurting the domestic industry. The ITC is expected to make that ruling by Feb. 25, Commerce said.

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