New AD/CV Investigations of Disinfectants from China and Japan
The International Trade Administration announced Sept. 19 its initiation of an antidumping duty investigation of chlorinated isocyanurates from Japan (alleged dumping margins ranging from 129.4% to 218.1%) and a countervailing duty investigation of chlorinated isocyanurates from China. These products are used as sanitizers for residential pools and spas and in dishwashing detergents and industrial water treatment products. They are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.50.4000, 3808.94.5000 and 3808.99.9500.
The International Trade Commission is scheduled to make its preliminary AD and CV injury determinations on or before Oct. 15. If these determinations are affirmative, the ITA’s AD and CV duty investigations will continue and preliminary determinations will be scheduled for November 2013 (CV) and February 2014 (AD). If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the ITA’s investigations will be terminated and no AD or CV duties will be assessed.