Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China, 20988-20990 [E7-8122]

Download as PDF 20988 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 81 / Friday April 27, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–904] Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon From the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). On April 16, 2007, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry (Certain Activated Carbon from China, Investigation No. 731–TA–1103 (Final), Publication 3913, April 2007). EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3207. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), on March 2, 2007, the Department published the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 9508 (March 2, 2007) (‘‘Final Determination’’). An amended final determination was published on March 30, 2007. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 15099, (March 30, 2007). cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Scope of Order The merchandise subject to this order is certain activated carbon. Certain activated carbon is a powdered, granular, or pelletized carbon product obtained by ‘‘activating’’ with heat and steam various materials containing carbon, including but not limited to coal (including bituminous, lignite, and anthracite), wood, coconut shells, olive stones, and peat. The thermal and steam treatments remove organic materials and create an internal pore structure in the carbon material. The producer can also VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Apr 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 use carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in place of steam in this process. The vast majority of the internal porosity developed during the high temperature steam (or CO2 gas) activated process is a direct result of oxidation of a portion of the solid carbon atoms in the raw material, converting them into a gaseous form of carbon. The scope of this order covers all forms of activated carbon that are activated by steam or CO2, regardless of the raw material, grade, mixture, additives, further washing or postactivation chemical treatment (chemical or water washing, chemical impregnation or other treatment), or product form. Unless specifically excluded, the scope of this order covers all physical forms of certain activated carbon, including powdered activated carbon (‘‘PAC’’), granular activated carbon (‘‘GAC’’), and pelletized activated carbon. Excluded from the scope of the order are chemically activated carbons. The carbon-based raw material used in the chemical activation process is treated with a strong chemical agent, including but not limited to phosphoric acid, zinc chloride sulfuric acid or potassium hydroxide, that dehydrates molecules in the raw material, and results in the formation of water that is removed from the raw material by moderate heat treatment. The activated carbon created by chemical activation has internal porosity developed primarily due to the action of the chemical dehydration agent. Chemically activated carbons are typically used to activate raw materials with a lignocellulosic component such as cellulose, including wood, sawdust, paper mill waste and peat. To the extent that an imported activated carbon product is a blend of steam and chemically activated carbons, products containing 50 percent or more steam (or CO2 gas) activated carbons are within this scope, and those containing more than 50 percent chemically activated carbons are outside this scope. This exclusion language regarding blended material applies only to mixtures of steam and chemically activated carbons. Also excluded from the scope are reactivated carbons. Reactivated carbons are previously used activated carbons that have had adsorbed materials removed from their pore structure after use through the application of heat, steam and/or chemicals. Also excluded from the scope is activated carbon cloth. Activated carbon cloth is a woven textile fabric made of or containing activated carbon fibers. It is used in masks and filters and clothing PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of various types where a woven format is required. Any activated carbon meeting the physical description of subject merchandise provided above that is not expressly excluded from the scope is included within this scope. The products subject to the order are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheading 3802.10.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Antidumping Duty Order On April 16, 2007, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of lessthan-fair-value imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of certain activated carbon from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of certain activated carbon from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or after October 11, 2006, the date on which the Department published its preliminary determination. See Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Activated Carbon from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 59721 (October 11, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant proportion of the PRC exports of the subject merchandise, we extended the fourmonth period to no more than six months. See Preliminary Determination, 71 FR 59723. In this investigation, the six-month period beginning on the date E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 81 / Friday April 27, 2007 / Notices of the publication of the preliminary determination ends on April 8, 2007. Furthermore, section 737 of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of certain activated carbon from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 9, 2007, and before the date of publication of the ITC ’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP officers will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins as listed below. The ‘‘PRC-wide’’ rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The weightedaverage dumping margins are as follows: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Exporter Supplier Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Beijing Pacific Activated Carbon Products Co., Ltd ................... Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd .................................................. Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................ Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd ......................... Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............ Datong Yunguang Chemicals Plant ............................................ Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation ..................... Hebei Foreign Trade and Advertising Corporation ..................... Jacobi Carbons AB ..................................................................... Jacobi Carbons AB ..................................................................... Jacobi Carbons AB ..................................................................... Jacobi Carbons AB ..................................................................... Jacobi Carbons AB ..................................................................... Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd .............................. Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd .............................. Jilin Bright Future Chemicals Company, Ltd .............................. Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd ... Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd ... Jilin Province Bright Future Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd ... Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ........ Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................. Ningxia Mineral & Chemical Limited ........................................... Shanxi DMD Corporation ............................................................ Shanxi DMD Corporation ............................................................ Shanxi DMD Corporation ............................................................ Shanxi DMD Corporation ............................................................ Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Alashan Yongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Changji Hongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd ........................ Datong Yunguang Chemicals Plant ........................................... Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ....... Ningxia Luyuangheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ..................... Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd ................................................. Datong Carbon Corporation ....................................................... Datong Changtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................. Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Datong Fuping Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................ Datong Hongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................... Datong Huanqing Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................ Datong Huibao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................ Datong Kangda Activated Carbon Factory ................................ Datong Runmei Activated Carbon Factory ................................ Dushanzi Chemical Factory ....................................................... Fangyuan Carbonization Co., Ltd .............................................. Hongke Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................................ Huairen Jinbei Chemical Co., Ltd .............................................. Jiaocheng Xinxin Purification Material Co., Ltd ......................... Ningxia Guanghua Cherishment Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ..... Ningxia Guanghua A/C Co., Ltd ................................................ Ningxia Honghua Carbon Industrial Corporation ....................... Ningxia Luyuanheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ....................... Ningxia Pingluo Yaofu Activated Carbon Factory ..................... Ningxia Tianfu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................. Ningxia Yinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............. Nuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................... Pingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ......................... Shanxi Xuanzhong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd ......................... Xingtai Coal Chemical Co., Ltd ................................................. Yuyang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................................ Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................... Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd ........................ Datong Municipal Yunguang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ........... Datong Yunguang Chemicals Plant ........................................... Da Neng Zheng Da Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ......................... Shanxi Bluesky Purification Material Co., Ltd ........................... Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Datong Hongtai Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................... Datong Huibao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................ Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......................... Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited ................ Shanxi Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................. Tonghua Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant ........................ Zuoyun Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant ........................... Shanxi Xinhua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. ................................ Tonghua Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant ........................ Zuoyun Bright Future Activated Carbon Plant ........................... Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ....... Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................ Ningxia Baota Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .................................. China Nuclear Ningxia Activated Carbon Plant ......................... Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......................... Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd .............................................. Tonghua Xinpeng Activated Carbon Factory ............................ Actview Carbon Technology Co., Ltd ........................................ Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Apr 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20989 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM WA margin 27APN1 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 69.54 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 61.95 61.95 61.95 61.95 61.95 228.11 228.11 228.11 228.11 228.11 228.11 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 20990 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 81 / Friday April 27, 2007 / Notices Exporter Supplier Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Industry Technology Trading Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd ............................................................ Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd ............................................................ Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd ............................................................ Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade Corporation .................................. Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd .............................................. Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd .............................................. Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co., Ltd .............................................. Shanxi Xuanzhong Chemical Industry Co., Ltd .......................... Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd ................................................ Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd ................................................ Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd ................................................ Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd ................................................ Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd ................................................ Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd ................................................ Tianjin Maijin Industries Co., Ltd ................................................ United Manufacturing International (Beijing) Ltd ........................ United Manufacturing International (Beijing) Ltd ........................ United Manufacturing International (Beijing) Ltd ........................ Xi’an Shuntong International Trade & Industrials Co., Ltd ......... Xi’an Shuntong International Trade & Industrials Co., Ltd ......... PRC-Wide Rate .......................................................................... Datong Tri-Star & Power Carbon Plant ..................................... Fu Yuan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......................................... Jing Mao (Dongguan) Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ..................... Xi Li Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................................. Datong Forward Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .............................. Ningxia Guanghua Chemical Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......... Ningxia Tianfu Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ................................. Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemicals Co., Ltd ........................ Datong Tianzhao Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................. Ningxia Huinong Xingsheng Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ........... Ningxia Yirong Alloy Iron Co., Ltd ............................................. Ninxia Tongfu Coking Co., Ltd .................................................. Shanxi Xiaoyi Huanyu Chemicals Co., Ltd ................................ Datong Guanghua Activated Co., Ltd ........................................ Ningxia Guanghua-Cherishmet Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ....... Ningxia Pingluo County YaoFu Activated Carbon Factory ....... Ningxia Pingluo Xuanzhong Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............ Datong Zuoyun Biyun Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ..................... Ningxia Guanghua Activated Carbon Co., Ltd .......................... Ningxia Xingsheng Coal and Active Carbon Co., Ltd ............... Pingluo Yu Yang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................. Hegongye Ninxia Activated Carbon Factory ............................. Ningxia Pingluo County YaoFu Activated Carbon Plant ........... Yinchuan Lanqiya Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ........................... Datong Fu Ping Activated Carbon Co., Ltd ............................... Datong Locomotive Coal & Chemical Co. Ltd ........................... Xinhua Chemical Company Ltd ................................................. DaTong Tri-Star & Power Carbon Plant .................................... Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Company Limited ................ .................................................................................................... This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to certain activated carbon from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: April 20, 2007. Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–8122 Filed 4–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES A–570–875 Non–Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting the third administrative review of the AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Apr 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 antidumping duty order on non– malleable cast iron pipe fittings (‘‘NMP fittings’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine to apply adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) with respect to Myland Industrial Co., Ltd. (‘‘Myland’’), and Buxin Myland (Foundry) Ltd. (‘‘Buxin’’), which failed to cooperate to the best of their ability and failed to demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karine Gziryan and Mark Manning, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4081 and (202) 482–5253, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 WA margin 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 67.14 228.11 Background On April 7, 2003, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on NMP fittings from the PRC. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Non– Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Filings (Sic.)From the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 16765 (April 7, 2003). On April 3, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on NMP fittings from the PRC for the period April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 16549 (April 3, 2006). On April 20, 2006, Myland and Buxin requested an administrative review of their sales of NMP fittings to the United States during the POR. No other party requested a review of shipments made by Myland or Buxin. On April 28, 2006, Ward Manufacturing, Inc. (‘‘Ward’’), a domestic producer of NMP fittings, requested an administrative review of the sales to the United States during the POR of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Jinan Meide Corporation (‘‘JMC’’) and Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprises Co., Ltd. (‘‘SFTEC’’). On May 31, 2006, the Department published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-904]


Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Activated Carbon From 
the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 
certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). 
On April 16, 2007, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative 
determination of material injury to a U.S. industry (Certain Activated 
Carbon from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-1103 (Final), Publication 
3913, April 2007).

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 27, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3207.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with section 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), on March 2, 2007, the Department 
published the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 
9508 (March 2, 2007) (``Final Determination''). An amended final 
determination was published on March 30, 2007. See Notice of Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Activated 
Carbon from the People's Republic of China, 72 FR 15099, (March 30, 
2007).

Scope of Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is certain activated carbon. 
Certain activated carbon is a powdered, granular, or pelletized carbon 
product obtained by ``activating'' with heat and steam various 
materials containing carbon, including but not limited to coal 
(including bituminous, lignite, and anthracite), wood, coconut shells, 
olive stones, and peat. The thermal and steam treatments remove organic 
materials and create an internal pore structure in the carbon material. 
The producer can also use carbon dioxide gas (CO2) in place 
of steam in this process. The vast majority of the internal porosity 
developed during the high temperature steam (or CO2 gas) 
activated process is a direct result of oxidation of a portion of the 
solid carbon atoms in the raw material, converting them into a gaseous 
form of carbon.
    The scope of this order covers all forms of activated carbon that 
are activated by steam or CO2, regardless of the raw 
material, grade, mixture, additives, further washing or post-activation 
chemical treatment (chemical or water washing, chemical impregnation or 
other treatment), or product form. Unless specifically excluded, the 
scope of this order covers all physical forms of certain activated 
carbon, including powdered activated carbon (``PAC''), granular 
activated carbon (``GAC''), and pelletized activated carbon.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are chemically activated 
carbons. The carbon-based raw material used in the chemical activation 
process is treated with a strong chemical agent, including but not 
limited to phosphoric acid, zinc chloride sulfuric acid or potassium 
hydroxide, that dehydrates molecules in the raw material, and results 
in the formation of water that is removed from the raw material by 
moderate heat treatment. The activated carbon created by chemical 
activation has internal porosity developed primarily due to the action 
of the chemical dehydration agent. Chemically activated carbons are 
typically used to activate raw materials with a lignocellulosic 
component such as cellulose, including wood, sawdust, paper mill waste 
and peat.
    To the extent that an imported activated carbon product is a blend 
of steam and chemically activated carbons, products containing 50 
percent or more steam (or CO2 gas) activated carbons are 
within this scope, and those containing more than 50 percent chemically 
activated carbons are outside this scope. This exclusion language 
regarding blended material applies only to mixtures of steam and 
chemically activated carbons.
    Also excluded from the scope are reactivated carbons. Reactivated 
carbons are previously used activated carbons that have had adsorbed 
materials removed from their pore structure after use through the 
application of heat, steam and/or chemicals.
    Also excluded from the scope is activated carbon cloth. Activated 
carbon cloth is a woven textile fabric made of or containing activated 
carbon fibers. It is used in masks and filters and clothing of various 
types where a woven format is required.
    Any activated carbon meeting the physical description of subject 
merchandise provided above that is not expressly excluded from the 
scope is included within this scope. The products subject to the order 
are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (``HTSUS'') subheading 3802.10.00. Although the HTSUS 
subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Antidumping Duty Order

    On April 16, 2007, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of less-than-fair-value imports 
of subject merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess, upon further instruction by 
the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the 
normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or 
constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries 
of certain activated carbon from the PRC. These antidumping duties will 
be assessed on all unliquidated entries of certain activated carbon 
from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption 
on or after October 11, 2006, the date on which the Department 
published its preliminary determination. See Preliminary Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final 
Determination: Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of 
China, 71 FR 59721 (October 11, 2006) (``Preliminary Determination'').
    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
the Department to extend that four-month period to no more than six 
months. At the request of exporters that account for a significant 
proportion of the PRC exports of the subject merchandise, we extended 
the four-month period to no more than six months. See Preliminary 
Determination, 71 FR 59723. In this investigation, the six-month period 
beginning on the date

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of the publication of the preliminary determination ends on April 8, 
2007. Furthermore, section 737 of the Act states that definitive duties 
are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act 
and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of certain activated carbon from the PRC entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 9, 2007, 
and before the date of publication of the ITC 's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will 
resume on the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register.
    Effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative 
injury determination, CBP officers will require, at the same time as 
importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, 
a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty 
margins as listed below. The ``PRC-wide'' rate applies to all exporters 
of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The weighted-average 
dumping margins are as follows:

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            Exporter                     Supplier            WA margin
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Beijing Pacific Activated        Alashan Yongtai                   67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Changji Hongke                    67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Datong Forward                    67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Datong Locomotive Coal            67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        & Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Datong Yunguang                   67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Chemicals Plant.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Ningxia Guanghua                  67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Cherishmet Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Beijing Pacific Activated        Ningxia Luyuangheng               67.14
 Carbon Products Co., Ltd.        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Calgon Carbon Tianjin             69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Carbon                     69.54
                                  Corporation.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Changtai                   69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Forward                    69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Fuping Activated           69.54
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Hongtai                    69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Huanqing                   69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Huibao Activated           69.54
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Kangda Activated           69.54
                                  Carbon Factory.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Datong Runmei Activated           69.54
                                  Carbon Factory.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Dushanzi Chemical                 69.54
                                  Factory.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Fangyuan Carbonization            69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Hongke Activated Carbon           69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Huairen Jinbei Chemical           69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Jiaocheng Xinxin                  69.54
                                  Purification Material
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Guanghua                  69.54
                                  Cherishment Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Guanghua A/C              69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Honghua Carbon            69.54
                                  Industrial Corporation.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Luyuanheng                69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Pingluo Yaofu             69.54
                                  Activated Carbon
                                  Factory.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Tianfu                    69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Yinchuan                  69.54
                                  Lanqiya Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Nuclear Ningxia                   69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Pingluo Xuanzhong                 69.54
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Shanxi Xuanzhong                  69.54
                                  Chemical Industry Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Xingtai Coal Chemical             69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Calgon Carbon Tianjin Co., Ltd.  Yuyang Activated Carbon           69.54
                                  Co., Ltd.
Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon  Datong Juqiang                    67.14
 Co., Ltd.                        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Datong Locomotive Coal &         Datong Locomotive Coal            67.14
 Chemicals Co., Ltd.              & Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Datong Municipal Yunguang        Datong Municipal                  67.14
 Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.       Yunguang Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Datong Yunguang Chemicals Plant  Datong Yunguang                   67.14
                                  Chemicals Plant.
Hebei Foreign Trade and          Da Neng Zheng Da                  67.14
 Advertising Corporation.         Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Hebei Foreign Trade and          Shanxi Bluesky                    67.14
 Advertising Corporation.         Purification Material
                                  Co., Ltd.
Jacobi Carbons AB..............  Datong Forward                    61.95
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Jacobi Carbons AB..............  Datong Hongtai                    61.95
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Jacobi Carbons AB..............  Datong Huibao Activated           61.95
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Jacobi Carbons AB..............  Ningxia Guanghua                  61.95
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Jacobi Carbons AB..............  Ningxia Huahui                    61.95
                                  Activated Carbon
                                  Company Limited.
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals    Shanxi Xinhua Activated          228.11
 Company, Ltd.                    Carbon Co., Ltd.
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals    Tonghua Bright Future            228.11
 Company, Ltd.                    Activated Carbon Plant.
Jilin Bright Future Chemicals    Zuoyun Bright Future             228.11
 Company, Ltd.                    Activated Carbon Plant.
Jilin Province Bright Future     Shanxi Xinhua Activated          228.11
 Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd.  Carbon Co., Ltd..
Jilin Province Bright Future     Tonghua Bright Future            228.11
 Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd.  Activated Carbon Plant.
Jilin Province Bright Future     Zuoyun Bright Future             228.11
 Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd.  Activated Carbon Plant.
Ningxia Guanghua Cherishmet      Ningxia Guanghua                  67.14
 Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.       Cherishmet Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon  Ningxia Huahui                    67.14
 Co., Ltd.                        Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Ningxia Mineral & Chemical       Ningxia Baota Activated           67.14
 Limited.                         Carbon Co., Ltd.
Shanxi DMD Corporation.........  China Nuclear Ningxia             67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Plant.
Shanxi DMD Corporation.........  Ningxia Guanghua                  67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi DMD Corporation.........  Shanxi Xinhua Chemical            67.14
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shanxi DMD Corporation.........  Tonghua Xinpeng                   67.14
                                  Activated Carbon
                                  Factory.
Shanxi Industry Technology       Actview Carbon                    67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Industry Technology       Datong Forward                    67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.

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Shanxi Industry Technology       Datong Tri-Star & Power           67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Carbon Plant.
Shanxi Industry Technology       Fu Yuan Activated                 67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Carbon Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Industry Technology       Jing Mao (Dongguan)               67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Industry Technology       Xi Li Activated Carbon            67.14
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd........  Datong Forward                    67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd........  Ningxia Guanghua                  67.14
                                  Chemical Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Newtime Co., Ltd........  Ningxia Tianfu                    67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Datong Locomotive Coal            67.14
 Corporation.                     & Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Datong Tianzhao                   67.14
 Corporation.                     Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Ningxia Huinong                   67.14
 Corporation.                     Xingsheng Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Ningxia Yirong Alloy              67.14
 Corporation.                     Iron Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Ninxia Tongfu Coking              67.14
 Corporation.                     Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Qixian Foreign Trade      Shanxi Xiaoyi Huanyu              67.14
 Corporation.                     Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co.,   Datong Guanghua                   67.14
 Ltd.                             Activated Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co.,   Ningxia Guanghua-                 67.14
 Ltd.                             Cherishmet Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Sincere Industrial Co.,   Ningxia Pingluo County            67.14
 Ltd.                             YaoFu Activated Carbon
                                  Factory.
Shanxi Xuanzhong Chemical        Ningxia Pingluo                   67.14
 Industry Co., Ltd.               Xuanzhong Activated
                                  Carbon Co., Ltd.
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.  Datong Zuoyun Biyun               67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Guanghua                  67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.  Ningxia Xingsheng Coal            67.14
                                  and Active Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tangshan Solid Carbon Co., Ltd.  Pingluo Yu Yang                   67.14
                                  Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co.,   Hegongye Ninxia                   67.14
 Ltd.                             Activated Carbon
                                  Factory.
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co.,   Ningxia Pingluo County            67.14
 Ltd.                             YaoFu Activated Carbon
                                  Plant.
Tianjin Maijin Industries Co.,   Yinchuan Lanqiya                  67.14
 Ltd.                             Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
United Manufacturing             Datong Fu Ping                    67.14
 International (Beijing) Ltd.     Activated Carbon Co.,
                                  Ltd.
United Manufacturing             Datong Locomotive Coal            67.14
 International (Beijing) Ltd.     & Chemical Co. Ltd.
United Manufacturing             Xinhua Chemical Company           67.14
 International (Beijing) Ltd.     Ltd.
Xi'an Shuntong International     DaTong Tri-Star & Power           67.14
 Trade & Industrials Co., Ltd.    Carbon Plant.
Xi'an Shuntong International     Ningxia Huahui                    67.14
 Trade & Industrials Co., Ltd.    Activated Carbon
                                  Company Limited.
PRC-Wide Rate..................  .......................          228.11
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
certain activated carbon from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the 
Act. Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records 
Unit, Room B-099 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an 
updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: April 20, 2007.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-8122 Filed 4-26-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P