U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Final Results in Fifth Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Steam Activated Carbon from China, Says Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Nov 21, 2013, 14:30 ET from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the final antidumping margins calculated in connection with the fifth 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 margins calculated by the Commerce Department are as follows:

Jacobi Carbons AB:   $0.03/kg.
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons Industry (Tianjin))

Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.:   $0.39/kg.

Separate Rate Respondents:   $0.16/kg.
(includes: Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.; Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Mineral and Chemical Limited; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Sinoacarbon International Trading Co., Ltd.; Tancarb Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.; and Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.)

PRC-Wide Rate:  $2.42/kg.
(includes:  Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Lingzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation)

These margins reflect the Commerce Department's final calculations of the antidumping duty rates to be assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") for shipments of steam activated carbon by the companies identified above that entered the United States between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.  These margins may be modified to correct any ministerial errors made by the Commerce Department in calculating the margins.  The Commerce Department's final results are also potentially subject to litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, should any party wish to challenge the final results.

David A. Hartquist, lead counsel to the domestic industry said, "The dumping order continues to be effective in ensuring fair pricing for imports of activated carbon from China."  

Mr. Hartquist added, "We are encouraged that the Commerce Department recognized the unfair pricing by the companies subject to the administrative review and calculated antidumping margins that will help ensure activated carbon is sold in the United States at fair prices.  On behalf of the domestic industry, we will continue our focused efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the antidumping order and the domestic industry's continued ability to compete on a level playing field.  We will also continue to pursue vigorously efforts to thwart various circumvention schemes and to assure that all antidumping duties are collected."

The petitioners in this case are Calgon Carbon Corporation and Cabot Norit Americas Inc.  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