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US govt begins anti-dumping probe into PTFE resin imports from India, China

US Department of Commerce said it was also initiating a countervailing duty investigation to determine whether producers of PTFE resin in India are receiving unfair subsidies

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The US Department of Commerce said on Thursday it had begun an investigation into whether imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India and China were being dumped on the US market.

The department said it was also initiating a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation to determine whether producers of PTFE resin in India are receiving unfair subsidies.

These investigations were initiated based on petitions filed by the on September 28.

According to the petition filed by Chemors, the estimated alleged dumping margins ranged from 23.4 per cent to 408.9 per cent for China, and 15.8 to 128.1 per cent for India, the Commerce Department said in a statement.

It said unfair subsidies to India were substantial enough to investigate.

The Commerce Department estimated that in 2016, imports of PTFE resin from China were valued at $24.6 million and India at $14.3 million.

The department "will act swiftly, while assuring a full and fair assessment of the facts, to ensure that everyone trades on a level playing field", Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the Commerce Department said it had launched an investigation into whether imports of another resin, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan were being dumped in the US market.

First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 10:29 IST
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