|09 Jan 2018||Preliminary duty|
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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.
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