INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
17 Nov 2010 Definitive duty
06 May 2010 Preliminary duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 06 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

Since 2010, the US government has imposed and renewed anti-dumping duties on coated paper imported from China and Indonesia.
Three U.S. paper companies (NewPage Corporation, Appleton Coated LLC, and Sappi Fine Paper North America) and the United Steelworkers (the labor union representing workers in this industry) filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions on September 23, 2009 against imports of certain types of coated paper from China and Indonesia. The paper products covered by the petitions include coated paper used in high-quality writing, printing, and other applications.
Following final determinations of anti-dumping margins of 7.6-135.83% (China) and 20.13% (Indonesia) and subsidy margins of 17.64-178.03% (China) and 17.94% (Indonesia) by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and final affirmative injury determinations by the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 22, 2010, the AD and CVD orders went into effect.
The petitioners had estimated that total imports of coated paper into the U.S. market rose from 131,687 tons in the first six months of 2008 to 185,422 tons in the first six months of 2009, and that imports from the two countries account for nearly 30% of the domestic market. Imports from the two countries reached $317.9 million in 2008.
Comments from one of the petitioners would tend to support the view that the timing of the filing was intended to provide a counterpoint to the G-20 meetings that began the very next day. After noting that it had already been a petitioner in the section 421 case that recently led to the imposition of safeguard protections on imports of tires from China (see the GTA description of this measure), President Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers stated that these latest petitions were filed 'with no disrespect or lack of hospitality toward Chinese officials as they arrived in the city of our international headquarters - Pittsburgh - for the G-20 summit. Proof of that is we included as a defendant in this case China's fellow G-20 country of Indonesia, who can keep them company in court.'
 
 
In a December 6, 2016 vote the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to renew the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on coated paper imported from China and Indonesia.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4810 Paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin (China clay) or other inorganic substances, with or without a binder, and with no other coating, whether or not surface coloured, surfacedecorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (includi
481014 In sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
481019 Other
481022 Lightweight coated paper
481029 Other
481032 Bleached uniformly throughout the mass and of which more than 95 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a chemical process, and weighing more than 150 g/m²
481039 Other
481092 Multiply

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