Import Administration
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from People's Republic Of China (A-570-898)

Scope Description:

The products covered by the order are chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos), which are derivatives of cyanuric acid, described as chlorinated s-triazine triones. There are three primary chemical compositions of chlorinated isos: (1) Trichloroisocyanuric acid (Cl3(NCO)3), (2) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (dihydrate) (NaCl2(NCO)3(2H2O), and (3) sodium dichloroisocyanurate (anhydrous) (NaCl2(NCO)3). Chlorinated isos are available in powder, granular, and tableted forms. The order covers all chlorinated isos.

Chlorinated isos are currently classifiable under subheadings 2933.69.6015, 2933.69.6021, 2933.69.6050, 3808.40.50, 3808.50.40 and 3808.94.5000 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 isos 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 the order is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Completed Between January 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009

Requestor: BioLab, Inc.; chlorinated isocyanurates produced and exported from Vietnam by Tian Hua (Vietnam) SPC Industries Ltd. are not covered by the antidumping duty order; March 23, 2009.

Scope Rulings Completed Between April 1, 2008, and June 30, 2008:

Requestor: BioLab, Inc.; chlorinated isocyanurates originating in the People's Republic of China, that are packaged, tableted, blended with additives, or otherwise further processed in Canada by Capo Industries, Ltd., before entering the U.S., are within the scope of the antidumping duty order; April 9, 2008.