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

Feb 29, 2016, 14:14 ET from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its preliminary 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 preliminary margins calculated by the Commerce Department are as follows:

Jacobi Carbons AB:   $2.80/kg.
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)

Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.:   $0.29/kg.

Separate Rate Respondents:   $2.22/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.; Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.)

PRC-Wide Rate:  $2.42/kg.

These margins reflect the Commerce Department's preliminary calculations 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 are subject to change in the final determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued in July 2016, and can be extended until November 2016.

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 evasion schemes."

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