ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Feb 2015

In February 2015, the United States of America initiated a countervailing duty investigation on imports of certain uncoated paper from China and Indonesia. In June 2015, a preliminary duty was imposed. In March 2016, a definitive duty was imposed. In February 2021, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended in June 2021.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

US Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 32, 18 February 2015 (80 FR 8598):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-18/pdf/2015-03337.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 124, 29 June 2015 (80 FR 36968):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-29/pdf/2015-15891.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 124, 29 June 2015 (80 FR 36971):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-29/pdf/2015-15901.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 42, 3 March 2016 (81 FR 11187):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-03-03/pdf/2016-04717.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 19, 1 February 2021 (86 FR 7709):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-02-01/pdf/2021-02078.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 103, 1 June 2021 (86 FR 29243):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-06-01/pdf/2021-11461.pdf

US Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 107, 7 June 2021 (86 FR 30260):
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-06-07/pdf/2021-11854.pdf

Inception date: 29 Jun 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On 18 February 2015, the United States International Trade Administration initiated a countervailing duty investigation on imports of certain uncoated paper from China and Indonesia. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, 4802.57.4000, 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. This investigation follows the application lodged by United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Domtar Corporation, Finch Paper LLC, P.H. Glatfelter Company, and Packaging Corporation of America.

On 29 June 2015, the United States International Trade Administration imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China and Indonesia. The rate of duty on imports from China ranges from 5.82% to 126.42%. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia ranges from 43.19% to 131.12%. 

On 3 March 2016, the United States International Trade Administration imposed a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China and Indonesia. The rate of duty on imports from China ranges from 7.23% to 176.75%. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia ranges from 21.21% to 109.14%. 

On 1 February 2021, the United States International Trade Administration announced the automatic initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China and Indonesia.

On 1 and 7 June 2021, the United States International Trade Administration issued a notice extending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain uncoated paper from China and Indonesia. The rate of duty on imports from China ranges from 7.23% to 176.75%. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia ranges from 21.21% to 109.14%. The notices extending definitive duties were published on 1 and 7 June 2021.

AFFECTED SECTORS