Commerce Department Announces Final Results in Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Steam Activated Carbon from China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced today its final antidumping margins calculated in the third annual administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steam activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China, reports Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, counsel in the matter to U.S. activated carbon producers. Activated carbon is used in drinking water, wastewater, odor control, and pollution abatement systems.
The specific margins calculated by Commerce are as follows:
Jacobi Carbons AB: 0.00 percent (de minimis)
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)
Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.: 0.00 percent (de minimis)
Separate Rate Respondents:
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.: $0.44/kg.
Other Separate Rate Respondents: $0.28/kg.
(includes: Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd; Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.)
PRC-Wide Rate: $2.42/kg.
(includes: AmeriAsia Advanced Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd.; Jiangxi Hansom Import Export Co.; Langfang Winfield Filtration Co.; Mindong Lianyi Group; and Ningxia Guanghua A/C Co., Ltd.)
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”) on shipments of steam activated carbon by the above-listed companies that entered the United States between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010.
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, “Although Commerce calculated de minimis margins for two significant Chinese exporters, the record makes clear that those exporters have raised their prices in response to the antidumping duty order. We are gratified that the agency was cognizant of the unfair pricing by other respondents in prior administrative reviews in establishing the separate rates of $0.44 per kilogram with respect to one previously reviewed exporter and $0.28 per kilogram for shipments by the remaining Chinese exporters whose shipments were not specifically analyzed by the Commerce Department.”
The petitioners in this case are Calgon Carbon Corporation and Norit Americas Inc. They are represented in this investigation by David A. Hartquist, Chair of the International Trade and Customs Practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
SOURCE Kelley Drye & Warren LLP