ADD affirmative preliminary determination - Imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from Japan 

April 18: The International Trade Administration (ITA) this week announced that the Commerce Department reached an affirmative preliminary determination in an antidumping duty (ADD) investigation of imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from Japan.

According to the ITA release [PDF 111 KB], Commerce preliminarily determined that chlorinated isocyanurates from Japan have been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 54.79% to 109.56%.

Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

What’s next?

Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determination on or about August 28, 2014. This deadline has been fully extended.

  • If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination that imports of chlorinated isocyanurates from Japan materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue an ADD order.
  • If either Commerce’s or the ITC’s final determination is negative, an ADD order will not be issued.

The ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determination in October 2014.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022

Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057

John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614

Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617

Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094

Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.

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