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Final Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations on Imports of
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China and Spain
On May 3, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced its affirmative
final determinations in the antidumping duty investigations on imports
of chlorinated isocyanurates (chlor
the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Spain. The
Department found that producers/exporters from the PRC and Spain have
isos in the
U.S. market at less than fair value with margins ranging from 75.78 to
for imports from the PRC and a
margin of 24.83 percent for imports from Spain.
Qualifying for a "Separate Rate":
The Department has determined that certain Chinese companies that responded
the Department's Section A questionnaire have demonstrated an absence
of government control from their export activities and are eligible to
receive "separate-rate"status. The Department will apply the
weighted-average dumping margin of the mandatory respondents in this investigation
(137.69 percent) to these PRC companies for the purpose of the final determination.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to announce
its final injury determination on or about June 16, 2005. If the ITC makes
an affirmative determination that imports of chlor
the PRC and/or Spain are
materially injuring, or threaten to materially injure, the domestic industry
in the United States, the Department will issue its antidumping order(s)
and instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect antidumping
duties on the subject imports. If the ITC makes a negative injury determination,
the investigation(s) will be terminated and no order(s) will be issued.
Petitioners: The petitions requesting the initiation of these investigations were filed on
May 14, 2004, by
Clearon Corporation (NJ) and Occidental Chemical Corporation (TX).
Product Description: The
products covered by these investigations are chlorinated isocyanurates.
Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described
as chlorinated s-triazine triones. They are available in powder, granular,
and tableted forms. These investigations cover all chlorinated isocyanurates
regardless of end use. They are used as sanitizing, disinfecting,
and bleaching agents. Principal end use applications are in swimming pool
sanitizers, machine dishwashing detergents, toilet bowl cleaners, bleaches
and scouring powders, and in water treatment applications.
Chlorinated isocyanurates are currently classifiable under subheadings
2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, and 2933.69.6050 of the Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States ("HTSUS"). The tariff classification
2933.69.6015 covers sodium dichloroisocyanurates (anhydrous and dihydrate
forms) and trichloroisocyanuric acid. The tariff classifications 2933.69.6021
and 2933.69.6050 represent basket categories that include chlorinated
isocyanurates and other compounds including an unfused triazine ring.
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs
purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is
Final Dumping Margins:
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations
by both the Department and the ITC.
Source: ITC Dataweb. The subject merchandise falls under a “basket” HTSUS subheading that contains various types of merchandise other than chlorinated isocyanurates. Therefore, data for exact import quantities and values of chlorinated isocyanurates are not available.
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