Import Administration
Melamine from People's Republic Of China (A-570-020)

Scope Description:

The merchandise subject to the order is melamine (Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number 108-78-01, molecular formula C3 H6 N6). (NOTE 1.) Melamine is a crystalline powder or granule typically (but not exclusively) used to manufacture melamine formaldehyde resins. All melamine is covered by the scope of these orders irrespective of purity, particle size, or physical form. Melamine that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have been intermingled, but that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the melamine component of the mixture is covered by the scope of the order. Melamine that is otherwise subject to the order is not excluded when commingled with melamine from sources not subject to this order. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of the order.

The subject merchandise is provided for in subheading 2933.61.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Although the HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.

NOTE 1: Melamine is also known as 2,4,6-triamino-s-triazine; l,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine; Cyanurotriamide; Cyanurotriamine; Cyanuramide; and by various brand names.