Firms Accuse China Of Dumping Activated Carbon
"The continued low-priced, high-volume assault on the U.S. market by Chinese activated carbon is destroying the profitability of the domestic industry, despite its best efforts to reduce costs and maintain pricing and profits," the companies' lead counsel, David Hartquist, said in the petition.
The firms urged the Commerce Department to uphold their petition and slap anti-dumping tariffs on the Chinese imports.
Activated carbon's industrial uses include the treating of water, taking impurities out of foods and drinks, and removing mercury and dioxins from flue-gas emissions
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