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

May 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) today released its preliminary antidumping margins calculated in connection with the fourth 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 DOC are as follows:

Jacobi Carbons AB: $1.49/kg.
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)

Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.: $1.07/kg.
(includes: Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd. and Cherishmet, Inc.)

Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.: $0.00/kg.

Separate Rate Respondents: $1.34/kg.
(includes: Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Limited; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.; and Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.)

PRC-Wide Rate: $2.42/kg.
(includes: Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation, Jilin Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd; and United Manufacturing International (Beijing) Ltd.)

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, 2010, and March 31, 2011. These margins are subject to change by the final determination, which will not be issued until early September 2012, and can be extended until early November 2012.

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 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, including aggressive 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 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

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