Preliminary Findings issued recommending imposition of interim anti-dumping duty on imports of Trichloro Isocyanuric Acid from China and Japan. (01.05.2024)

Product Description: The product under consideration is Trichloro Isocyanuric Acid (TCCA), a chemical compound commonly used as a disinfectant, bleaching agent and water treatment chemical.

HS Code: 2933 6910 and 2933 6990

Uses: TCCA is a powerful oxidizing agent, widely used in swimming pools, as well as for industrial water treatment and sanitation.

Countries Involved: China and Japan

Applicant: Bodal Chemicals Limited (BCL)

Date of Initiation: 30th September 2023

Period of Investigation: 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Injury Period: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, and the POI

Margins and Proposed Duties:

Country Producer Dumping Margin Injury Margin Duty (USD/MT)
China Shandong Goldenstar Water Environment Technology Co., Ltd 55-65% 30-40% 650
China Puyang Cleanway Chemicals Limited 40-50% 30-40% 657
China Shandong Daming Science and Technology Co. Ltd 50-60% 30-40% 666
China Shandong Lantian Disinfection Technology Co 60-70% 40-50% 791
China Others 70-80% 50-60% 870
Japan Any 5-15% 5-15% 170

Key Findings:

  1. The imports from the subject countries constitute the entirety of the imports into the country and were the highest in the period of investigation.
  2. The dumped imports have caused significant price undercutting and have suppressed the prices of the domestic industry.
  3. The landed value of the imports was below the selling price as well as the cost of the domestic industry.
  4. The cost of sales of the domestic industry increased during the period of investigation but the prices of imports have reduced.
  5. The domestic industry was forced to shut down its operations due to the continuous dumping.
  6. The domestic industry has suffered from underutilized capacities throughout the injury period and has sold a very small share in the domestic market. Meanwhile, the imports have dominated the market share throughout the injury period.
  7. The domestic industry has suffered from losses, cash losses and negative returns.
  8. The impact of the duties on the downstream industry is less than 0.001% and is minuscule.
  9. The domestic industry has the capacity to cater to almost the entire Indian demand and has the infrastructure to increase its capacity, in case there is an increase in the Indian demand.
  10. The anti-dumping duty is in the interest of the public.