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GDLSK Achieves Zero ADD for Chinese Activated Carbon Producer

On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published its final results of the 14th administrative review of the antidumping (ADD) order on Activated Carbon from China. GDLSK client Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. (DJAC) was assigned a zero ADD rate, meaning its U.S. importer customers will not have to pay any ADD for the activated carbon that it exported to the United States between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

A zero ADD rate is an increasingly rare result in DOC proceedings involving products from China, and in this instance was achieved despite vigorous objections from the domestic industry. Moreover, GDLSK has a strong track record of achieving low rates for DJAC, having obtained either a zero rate or significant rate reductions before the U.S. Court of International Trade in contesting past administrative review results.

GDLSK is proud to have achieved such favorable results for DJAC. If your company is facing an administrative review or contemplating improving its assigned ADD rate through litigation, or you wish to know more about this, contact GDLSK partner Frank Sailer at [email protected].


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