Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning import of Trichloro Isocyanuric Acid from China and Japan (30.09.2023)

Product description – The product under consideration is Trichloro Isocyanuric Acid, also known as TCCA.

HS Codes – 2933 69 10 and 2933 69 90.

Uses – TCCA is a chemical compound commonly used as a disinfectant, bleaching agent, and water treatment chemical. It is widely used in swimming pools, as well as for industrial water treatment and sanitation.

Countries Involved – China and Japan

Applicant – Bodal Chemicals Limited

Period of investigation – 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Injury period – 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and the period of investigation

Facts of present case – The application was filed pursuant to dumping of TCCA from China and Japan. As per the Authority, the domestic industry is suffering material injury due to increase in volume of imports and such imports are undercutting the prices of the domestic industry. The domestic industry is also facing significantly underutilized capacity and has an extremely low market share. Further, Authority has noted that the domestic industry is selling its goods at below the cost of sale. Thus, the domestic industry has incurred significant losses, cash losses and negative return on investment. The domestic industry was also forced to export its product to dispose of its inventories.