The United States restricts the import of fluorine-containing refrigerants from India!
Posted by Admin | 19 Oct
US customs authorities will ban hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants (HFC) imported from India to the US because these refrigerants are believed to circumvent current anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports.
The US Commerce Department previously announced preliminary anti-dumping duties of a defined circumvent the ruling, involving R404A, R407A, exports from China R407C , R410A mixture, R507A and other refrigeration, these products in India, processing, using China and India raw materials , and then Export to the United States. This action circumvents the anti-dumping order imposed on HFC blends imported from China in 2016.
Earlier, the US Department of Commerce also announced a definite preliminary anti-dumping tax avoidance ruling involving R32, R125 and R143a exported from China for further processing into blends in the United States.
At present, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received instructions to suspend liquidation, and requires that unliquidated imports of HFC mixtures containing Chinese raw materials from India and unliquidated imports of HFC refrigerants R32, R125 and R143a from China be collected. Estimated tariff deposit. This means that taxes can be traced back to the most recent shipment. Duties paid when entering the United States are called "guarantees" because they are not considered the final assessment of the customs duties owed. Generally speaking, the goods are still "unpaid" within 314 days after the entry date.
The applicable cash deposit rate for mixtures imported from India and containing HFC produced in China is 216.37%. For HFC products from China, the US Department of Commerce stated that it will instruct customs to collect a deposit at the current exchange rate at the time of import, depending on the relevant exporter. These tax rates will apply to all imported and unliquidated goods since June 18, 2019 (the date when the Ministry of Commerce first initiated the evasion investigation).
These investigations were launched in response to allegations of evasion made by the American HFC Coalition last year. The alliance was established around 2015 and is composed of leading refrigerant suppliers in the United States and other related parties.
The United States imposed anti-dumping duties on HFC refrigerant blends R404A, R407A, R407C, R410A, and R507A from China in 2016, but did not impose anti-dumping duties on its elemental components. The US HFC Alliance stated that since 2016, importers have begun to process HFC raw materials from China in third countries and the US, including R125, R32, R134a and R143a. They claim that importers have begun to import mixed refrigerants that do not comply with ASHRAE specifications, and have made the mixed fuels comply with specifications by adding a small amount of HFC components in the United States.