INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
29 Aug 2018 Termination
09 Jan 2018 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: No inception date

Anti-subsidy

On August 9, 2017 the North Pacific Paper Company filed a petition seeking countervailing duties on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. This paper is currently imported under tariff items 4801.00.0120, 4801.00.0140, 4802.61.1000, 4802.61.2000, 4802.61.3010, 4802.61.3110, 4802.61.3191, 4802.61.6040, 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6140, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, and 4802.69.3000.

On September 22, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports.

On January 9, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced the preliminary results of the countervailing duty investigation. Commerce calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 6.09 percent for mandatory respondent Catalyst Paper Corporation (Catalyst), 9.93 percent for mandatory respondent Kruger Trois-Rivieres L.P. (Kruger), 4.42 percent for mandatory respondent Resolute FP Canada Inc. (Resolute) and 0.65 percent for voluntary respondent White Birch Paper Canada Company NSULC (White Birch). All other producers/exporters in Canada have been assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 6.53 percent. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On August 2, 2018 the Department of Commerce found that Canada is providing countervailable subsidies to producers of uncoated groundwood paper ranging from 0.82 – 9.81 percent, which is a modification downward from the preliminary determination of between 4.42 – 9.93 percent. All other producers have been assigned a countervailable subsidies rate of 8.54 percent. 

The cases ended on August 29, 2018, when the USITC determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of these imports. As a result of the USITC’s negat ive determinations, no antidumping or countervailing duty orders will be issued on imports of this product from Canada.


 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4801 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
480100 Newsprint, in rolls or sheets.
4802 Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non perforated punch cards and punch tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of heading 48.01 or 48.03
480261 In rolls
480262 In sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
480269 Other

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