CHLORINATED ISOCYANURATES FROM CHINA AND SPAIN
INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.
All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain.
The Commerce Department previously made an affirmative critical circumstances determination with regard to imports of these products from China. Therefore, the Commissioners who made an affirmative injury determination today are required to determine whether the imports are likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty order Commerce will issue. All six Commissioners made negative determinations with regard to critical circumstances in this investigation. As a result, the antidumping duty order concerning these imports will not apply to goods that entered the United States prior to December 16, 2004, the date of the Department of Commerce's affirmative preliminary determination.
The Commission's public report Chlorinated Isocyanurates from China and Spain (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1082-1083 (Final), USITC Publication 3782, June 2005) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
Copies may be obtained after July 6, 2005, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from China and Spain
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1082-1083 (Final)
Product Description: The products covered by these investigations are chlorinated isocyanurates. Chlorinated isocyanurates are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones. There are three primary chemical compositions of chlorinated isocyanurates: (1) trichloroisocyanuric acid (Cl3(NCO)3), (2) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (dihydrate) (NaCl2(NCO)3 2H2O), and (3) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (anhydrous) (NaCl2(NCO)3). These investigations cover all chlorinated isocyanurates regardless of end use. Chlorinated isocyanurates are available in powder, granular, and tableted forms. They are used mainly 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 subheading 2933.69.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).
Status of Proceedings: 1. Type of investigations: Final antidumping. 2. Petitioners: Clearon Corp., Fort Lee, NJ and Occidental Chemical Corp., Dallas, TX. 3. Investigations instituted by USITC: May 14, 2004. 4. Hearing: May 5, 2005. 5. USITC vote: June 3, 2005. 6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: June 22, 2005. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of U.S. firms (integrated producers) in 2004: 3. 2. Number of U.S. firms (tableters) in 2004: 11. (1) 3. Production during 2004: (2) 4. Employment of production and related workers in 2004: (2) 5. U.S. commercial shipments 2004: (2) 6. U.S. apparent consumption during 2004: (2) U.S. Imports: 1. Imports from all countries during 2004: (2) 2. Imports from subject countries during 2004: 24,748 short tons, valued at $29.1 million. 3. Ratio of quantity of all imports to U.S. apparent consumption during 2004: (2) 4. Ratio of quantity of imports from subject countries to U.S. apparent consumption during 2004: (2)(1) Includes six firms which responded to questionnaires and five others identified by the investigation staff.