ITC Votes to Impose Duties on Granular PTFE from India and Russia
The U.S. International Trade Commission today voted unanimously that dumped and subsidized imports of Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”) from India and Russia caused material injury to U.S. producers of the same product. As a result of this determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will impose remedial antidumping and countervailing duties of 41.90 percent on imports of PTFE from India and 19.89 percent on imports of granular PTFE from Russia.
In January 2021, Schagrin Associates filed petitions alleging that imports of granular PTFE from India and Russia were subsidized and being dumped at less than fair value in the United States. The petitions were filed on behalf of Daikin America, Inc., a domestic producer that is based in Orangeburg, NY and that manufactures granular PTFE at its facilities in Decatur, AL.
The value of granular PTFE imports from India and Russia averaged approximately $35 million annually from 2017 through 2019.