The US International Trade Commission has ruled against putting anti-dumping duty on the imports of a synthetic fluoropolymer, a key ingredient in non-stick coating for pans and other cookware, from India and China.
A crystalline polymer of tetrafluoroethylene, PTFE has a variety of end-use applications including gaskets, seals, linings, packing materials, tubing, pipe liners, and pipe coatings due to its chemical inertness, heat resistance, electrical insulation properties and functionality over a wide temperature range (-40C to 260C).
As a result of its negative determinations, "no antidumping duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from China and India," USITC said Friday.
Dharmendra Choudhary, Counsel for the foreign exporters in this proceeding, said an antidumping order would have been issued without this remarkable success at USITC.
Underscoring that the threshold for injury determination at USITC is very low, Chaudhary said the federal American body generally sides with the US domestic industry.
"It is hoped that Indian PTFE exporters would ride on to this timely victory to cement their position in the US market," he said.
In addition, Indian PTFE exporters would also have been imperiled by a costly and time-consuming annual cycle of administrative review of anti-dumping order, laden with unpredictable results, he said.
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