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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Results in Second Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order on Steam Activated Carbon From China     5/12/2010 10:41:00 AM    ReadCount:901

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce ("DOC") informed the interested parties yesterday of the preliminary antidumping margins calculated in connection with the second 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 preliminarily calculated by the DOC are as follows:
Jacobi Carbons AB:  3.23 percent
(includes: Tianjin Jacobi International Trading Co., Ltd. and Jacobi Carbons, Inc.)
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.:  51.33 percent
Separate Rate Respondents:  27.28 percent
(includes: Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.; Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Ltd.; Shanxi DMD Corporation; Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd.; Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation; Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.)
PRC-wide Rate:  228.11 percent
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, 2008 and March 31, 2009.  When finalized, these margins will also serve as the rates at which U.S. importers of steam activated carbon from the companies identified above will be required to deposit estimated antidumping duties with CBP at the time of entry.  The Commerce Department is currently due to issue its final results in the second administrative review on or about September 13, 2010, although that deadline can be extended until mid-November 2010.   
David A. Hartquist, lead counsel to the petitioners said, "The preliminary margins announced by the Commerce Department reflect that the antidumping duty order on activated carbon from China is working."  Mr. Hartquist explained, "Since publication of the order in April 2007, prices have recovered to healthier levels and the volume of Chinese product entering the United States has declined significantly in the last few years.  The preliminary results announced by the Commerce Department suggest that the Chinese companies that respond to the antidumping order and price their products responsibly in the United States can achieve reductions in their antidumping margin, while those companies that continue or increase their sales of unfairly priced activated carbon in the United States will see their antidumping margin increase.  We will continue our focused efforts to ensure that the Commerce Department accurately calculates the antidumping margins for those Chinese companies participating in the second administrative review, in order to ensure the continued effectiveness of the antidumping order and the domestic industry's continued ability to compete on a level playing field.  We are also continuing 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.