Resource: MarketWatch
The U.S. Department of Commerce ("DOC") yesterday announced its final 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: $0.44/kg.(includes:Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co.)(includes:Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons)(includes:Inc.)

Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.: $2.11/kg.(includes:Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co.)(includes:Ltd. and Cherishmet)(includes:Inc.)

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

Separate Rate Respondents: $1.04/kg. (includes:Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co.)(includes:Ltd.)(includes:Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co.)(includes:Ltd.)(includes:Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Limited)(includes:Shanxi DMD Corporation)(includes:Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co.)(includes:Ltd.)(includes:Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co.)(includes:Ltd.)(includes:Tangshan Solid Carbon Co.)(includes:Ltd.)(includes:and Tianjin Maijin Industries Co.)(includes:Ltd.)

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

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 by the companies identified above that entered the United States between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. 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 gratified that the Commerce Department recognized the unfair pricing by the companies subject to the proceeding 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, 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.

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