Recommendations from the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in June 2021, influenced the Revenue Department of the Finance Ministry to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of “Hydro Fluro Carbon (HFC) component R-32” from China. This R-32 is a refrigerant used in small split air conditioning systems. This definitive anti-dumping duty would be valid for five years. Earlier SRF Limited had filed a petition seeking anti-dumping duty on HFC R-32 imports from China.
The revenue department has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of USD 1,171.78 per tonne on HFC R-32 produced by Shandong Dongyue Chemical Co Ltd, USD 1,394.96 per tonne on Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co Ltd.
In the case of HFC R-32 produced by Jiangsu Sanmei Chemical Ind Co Ltd and Fujian Qingliu Dongying Chemical Ind Co Ltd., the anti-dumping duty of USD 1,344.60 has been fixed.
For the rest of the producers from China, the anti-dumping duty has been pegged at USD 1,519.70 per tonne, according to the revenue department.