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

April 27, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) released on Monday, April 25, the preliminary antidumping margins calculated in connection with the third annual administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steam activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China. 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: De Minimis
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)

Calgon Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.: $0.05/kg.

Separate Rate Respondents: $0.05/kg.
(includes: Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd; Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd.

PRC-Wide Rate: $2.42/kg.
(includes: Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Datong Yunguang Chemicals Plant; Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation; Shanxi Newtime 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, 2009 and March 31, 2010. These margins are subject to change by the final determination, which will not be issued until late August 2011, and can be extended until November 2011.

Commerce also announced that it was referring to CBP for further investigation regarding certain allegations of transshipment of Chinese Activated Carbon through Sri Lanka. The domestic industry had raised such concerns with the Commerce Department, which takes the position that such allegations are best handled by CBP.

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 also gratified that Commerce took our allegations of transshipment through Sri Lanka seriously and has referred them to CBP for further action. It is critical that circumvention efforts not be allowed to undermine the efficacy of the order. The domestic industry will continue its 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, head of the International Trade and Customs Practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

SOURCE Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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