Source: PR Newswire
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its preliminary antidumping margins calculated in connection with the fifth 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:   $0.56/kg.
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)

Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.:   $0.29/kg.

Separate Rate Respondents:   $0.43/kg.

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, 2011 and March 31, 2012.  These margins are subject to change by the final determination, which will not be issued until early September 2013, and can be extended until early November 2013.

David A. Hartquist , lead counsel to the domestic industry said, "The antidumping order continues to be effective in ensuring fair pricing for imports of activated carbon from China."   Mr. Hartquist added, "The order was recently continued for another five-year period, and we will continue our focused efforts to ensure the effectiveness of the antidumping order, including aggressive efforts to thwart various circumvention 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.

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