WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its final antidumping margins calculated in connection with the eighth annual administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steam activated carbon from the People's Republic of China, noted Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, counsel to domestic activated carbon manufacturers. Activated carbon is used in drinking water, wastewater, odor control, and pollution abatement systems.
The specific final margins calculated by the Commerce Department are as follows:
Jacobi Carbons AB: $1.76/kg.
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)
Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.: $0.02/kg.
Separate Rate Respondents: $1.36/kg.
(includes: Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.; Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.; Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Limited; Shanxi Dapu International Trade Co., Ltd.; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Tianxi Purification Filter Co., Ltd.; Sinoacarbon International Trading Co., Ltd.; Tancarb Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Channel Filters Co., Ltd.; and Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.)
PRC-Wide Rate: $2.42/kg.
These margins reflect the Commerce Department's final calculation of the antidumping duty rates to be assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") for shipments by the companies identified above that entered the United States between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. These margins will also serve as the new cash deposit rate for U.S. importers entering activated carbon from these entities into the United States, and the cash deposit rates will remain in effect until the Commerce Department announces the final results of the current, on-going ninth annual administrative review – likely in the fall of 2017. The final margins announced by the Commerce Department today may be modified to correct any ministerial errors made by the Commerce Department in its calculations. The Commerce Department's final results are also potentially subject to litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, should any party elect to challenge the final results.
David A. Hartquist, lead counsel to the domestic industry said, "The antidumping order continues to be effective in ensuring fair competition with imports of activated carbon from China." Mr. Hartquist added, "We will continue our efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the antidumping order, including aggressive efforts to thwart various circumvention schemes."
The petitioners in this case are Calgon Carbon Corporation and Cabot Norit Activated Carbon. They are represented in this investigation by David A. Hartquist, Alan Luberda, and John Herrmann of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
SOURCE Kelley Drye & Warren LLP