Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Final Tariffs on Activated Carbon Imports from China

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  10/06/2015

Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced that the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined the amount of antidumping tariffs to be assessed on imports of steam activated carbon from China that entered the United States between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

Based on the new import tariff rates calculated for the two exporters analyzed in detail by the DOC – Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. of $0.00 per lb., and Jacobi Carbons AB of $0.476 per lb. – the new import tariff rate to be applied to the 13 additional entities that requested a separate tariff rate is $0.476 per lb. which replaces the separate tariff rate of $0.018 per lb. that had been in effect. The import tariff rate to be applied to entities that have not previously obtained a company-specific rate continues to be $1.10 per lb.

Revision of the tariff rates has two effects. First, the new tariff rates become the cash deposit rate applied to future imports. Second, if a company deposited less than its new tariff rate on Chinese activated carbon imported during the period of review, it will be required to pay additional duties; conversely, if it deposited more than the new rate, it will receive a refund.
The announced tariffs may be modified to correct any errors made by the DOC. Calgon Carbon continues to be subject to the separate tariff rate with respect to steam activated carbon products it imports into the United States from China.

Randy Dearth, Calgon Carbon’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The import tariff continues to be an appropriate method to encourage fair competition and prices for activated carbon products sold in the United States. We believe the result of the most recent review supports this.”

Pure Water. Clean Air. Better World.
Calgon Carbon Corporation is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

Calgon Carbon is the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – for more than 700 distinct applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon Corporation employs approximately 1,100 people at more than 15 manufacturing, reactivation, and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron Carbon. The company also has more than 27 sales and service centers throughout the world.
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Dan Crookshank
Director – Investor Relations
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