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liberty   Coated Paper Suitable For High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses FROM CHINA



Petition:Injury | China AD | China CVD-pt.1 | China CVD-pt.2
ITC Information: Intitiation | Prelim 
DOC Initiation: Fact Sheet  | AD | CVD - China
                                        Investigation Timeline
 
 
ITC Votes affirmative injury - the antidumping and countervailing duty investigation will continue.  
On November 23, 2009, the U.S. International Trade Commission published its preliminary determination that U.S. producers of coated paper were being material injured by low-priced imports from China and Indonesia.  Because of this vote, the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into coated paper from China and Indonesia will continue.



Coated Paper Investigations Initiated -- U.S. Department of Commerce finds initial dumping margins of 25.70% to 135.80% for China and 33.00% to 41.00% for Indonesia, and will investigate alleged subsidy programs in China and Indonesia                                                                                                 中文



On October 14, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its initiation of the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses from China and Indonesia.   The Department of Commerce calculated initial dumping margins based upon information contained in Nucor's petition, at 25.70% to 135.80% for China, and 33.00% to 41.00% for Indonesia.  That would mean additional import duties of 25.70% to 135.80% and 33.00% to 41.00% on coated paper from China and Taiwan, respectively.

Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than normal value. Subsidies are financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production, manufacture, or exportation of goods.


Mandatory respondents -- producers that must respond to the Department of Commerce's questionnaires or face the penalty of "adverse facts available" -- will be selected from US import data for calendar year 2008.  The Department of Commerce will most likely select the 2 or 3 largest producers from China

Importers, consumer groups, and industrial users all can have a direct voice in the investigation by submitting relevant information and argument throughout the investigation.  For information on how to present comments and argument to the Department of Commerce, please contact us at
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Coated Paper From China and Indonesia Is Under Attack Again by U.S. Paper Industry:  NextPage and others from the U.S. paper industry jointly file antidumping duty and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission.                                                                                          中文

On September 23, 2009, Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation, S.D. Warran Company, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union jointly filed petitions for relief from allegedly unfairly traded coated paper from China and Indonesia.  They allege that coated paper from China and Taiwan are being sold at less than their fair value (dumped) in the United States, and that the governments of China and Indonesia are unfairly subsidizing the production and export of coated paper from China and Indonesia.


Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than its normal value.  Subsidies are financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production, manufacture, or exportation of goods. 

The petition alleges that coated paper from China is being dumped at rates averaging 91.5% for integrated producers and 53.1% for non-integrated producers.  The petition also alleges that coated paper from Indonesia is being dumped at rates averaging 42% for integrated producers and 37% for non-integrated producers. 

The countervailing duty petition against China alleges that the Chinese government is providing subsidies to Chinese producers and exporters of coated paper through nearly 40 subsidy programs, including preferential lending, tax breaks, tariff reductions, grant programs, subsidized inputs, and the intentional undervaluation of Chinese currency.  In a previous proceeding involving coated free sheet paper, the U.S. Department of Commerce found subsidy rates ranging from 7.40% to 42.55%.  The countervailing duty petition against Indonesia alleges that the government of Indonesia is providing subsidies to Indonesian producers of coated paper through low priced timber concessions, a ban on log exports, low-cost reforestation loans, advantageous debt restructuring, forgiveness of royalty obligations, and tax incentives.  In a previous proceeding involving coated free sheet paper, the U.S. Department of Commerce found subsidies ranging from 22.48%.  Any antidumping or countervailing duties will impose additional import duty liabilities on importers of coated paper covered by the investigation.



TIMELINE     (back to top)
(DOC = Department of Commerce; ITC=International Trade Commission)

Oct. 9 - ITC questionnaires due
Oct. 9 - deadline for contacting ITC if you want to present an argument at the preliminary hearing
Oct. 13 - DOC initiates investigation
Oct. 14 - ITC hearing (anyone can attend)
Oct. 19 - written submissions due (anyone can submit a written argument)
Nov 9 - ITC preliminary injury determination
Dec 12 - end of safe harbor (DOC can reach back to day 61 (Dec. 13) for retroactive countervailing duties; DOC can reach back to day 61 (Dec. 13) for retroactive antidumping duties if preliminary determination is published on unextended timeline (see Antidumping Duty Investigation, below).   

Countervailing Duty Investigation
Dec. 17 - DOC preliminary subsidy determination (may be extended to Feb. 2010) (countervailing duty bonds required for entry)
Mar. 2 - DOC final subsidy determination (may be "aligned" with dumping investigation and extended to Sept. 3, 2010)
April 16 - ITC final subsidy determination (if aligned - may be as late as Oct. 18, 2010)
April 23 - Countervailing Duty Order (if aligned - may be as late as Oct. 25, 2010) (cash deposits for estimated countervailing duties required upon entry) 

Antidumping Duty Investigation
Mar 2 - DOC preliminary dumping determination (may be extended to May 17, 2010) (antidumping duty bond required for entry)
May 17 - DOC final dumping determination (may be extended as far as Sept. 3, 2010)
June 30 - ITC final injury determination (may be extended as far as Oct. 18, 2010)
July 7 - Antidumping Duty Order (may be extended as far as Oct. 25, 2010) (cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties required upon entry)

                                                                                                          

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