On February 5, 2020, Petitioner Wincom Incorporated filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain corrosion inhibitors from the People’s Republic of China.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The physical characteristics of the covered products, which define the scope, are as follows:
The merchandise covered by this petition is tolyltriazole and benzotriazole. This includes tolyltriazole and benzotriazole of all grades and forms, including their sodium salt forms. Tolyltriazole is technically known as Tolyltriazole IUPAC 4,5 methyl benzotriazole. It can also be identified as 4, 5 methyl benzotriazole, tolutriazole, TTA, and TTZ. Benzotriazole is technically known as IUPAC 1,2,3-Benzotriazole. It can also be identified as 1,2,3-Benzotriazole, 1,2-Aminozophenylene, 1H-Benzotriazole, and BTA. All forms of tolyltriazole and benzotriazole, including but not limited to flakes, granules, pellets, prills, needles, powder, or liquids, are included within the scope of these petitions.
The scope includes tolyltriazole/sodium tolyltriazole and benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole that are combined or mixed with other products. For such combined products, only the tolyltriazole/sodium tolyltriazole and benzotriazole/sodium benzotriazole component is covered by the scope of these investigations. Tolyltriazole and sodium tolyltriazole that have been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. Tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole and sodium benzotriazole that is otherwise subject to these investigations is not excluded when commingled with tolyltriazole, sodium tolyltriazole, benzotriazole, or sodium benzotriazole from sourcesnot subject to these investigations. Only the subject merchandise component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these investigations.
Tolyltriazole has the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”) registry number 299385-43-1. Tolyltriazole is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheading 29188.8.131.52. Sodium Tolyltriazole has the CAS registry number 64665-57-2 and is classified under HTSUS subheading 29184.108.40.206. Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 95-14-7 and is classified under HTSUS subheading 29220.127.116.11. Sodium Benzotriazole has the CAS registry number 15217-42-2. Sodium Benzotriazole is classified under HTSUS subheading 2918.104.22.168. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.
11444 Deerfield Road, Suite B
Blue Ash, Ohio 8522-2114
Contact Person: James Milawski, President
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONER
Stephen J. Orava
King & Spalding LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||February 5, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||February 25, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||February 19, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||February 24, 2020|
|Hearing||February 26, 2020|
|Briefs||March 2, 2020|
|ITC Vote||March 23, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||July 14, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||April 20, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||September 28, 2020|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||July 14, 2020|
|ITC Final Antidumping Determination||November 11, 2020|
|ITC Final Countervailing Determination||August 28, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
China: 388.28% to 420.32%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
The petition does not make public the volume and value of imports of subject merchandise.
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.