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    The People's Republic of China   certain lined paper products   Certain Lined Paper Products from China



Case Number:  A-570-901

Anniversary Month:  September.

 Final Rates:  (see table below)


Scope: 

The scope of this order includes certain lined paper products, typically school supplies (for purposes of this scope definition, the actual use of or labeling these products as school supplies or non-school supplies is not a defining characteristic) composed of or including paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines on ten or more paper sheets (there shall be no minimum page requirement for loose leaf filler paper) including but not limited to such products as single- and multi-subject  notebooks, composition books, wireless notebooks, loose leaf or glued  filler paper, graph paper, and laboratory notebooks, and with the smaller dimension of the paper measuring 6 inches to 15 inches (inclusive) and the larger dimension of the paper measuring 8-3/4 inches to 15 inches (inclusive). Page dimensions are measured size (not advertised, stated, or "tear-out" size), and are measured as they appear in the product (i.e., stitched and folded pages in a notebook are measured by the size of the  page as it appears in the notebook page, not the size of the unfolded paper). However, for measurement purposes, pages with tapered or rounded edges shall be measured at their longest and widest points. Subject lined paper products may be loose, packaged or bound using any binding method (other than case bound through the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap). Subject merchandise may or may not contain any combination of a front cover, a rear cover, and/or backing of any composition, regardless of the inclusion of images or graphics on the cover, backing, or paper. Subject merchandise is within the scope of this order whether or not the lined paper and/or cover are hole punched, drilled, perforated, and/or reinforced. Subject merchandise may contain accessory or informational items including but not limited to pockets, tabs, dividers, closure devices, index cards, stencils, protractors, writing implements, reference materials such as mathematical tables, or printed items such as sticker sheets or miniature calendars, if such items are physically incorporated , included with, or attached to the product, cover and/or backing thereto. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are:- unlined copy machine paper;- writing pads with a backing (including but not limited to products commonly known as tablets, note pads, legal pads, and quadrille pads), provided that they do not have a front cover (whether permanent or removable). This exclusion does not apply to such writing pads if they consist of hole-punched or drilled filler paper; - three-ring or multiple-ring binders, or notebook organizers incorporating such a ring binder provided that they do not include subject paper; - index cards; - printed books and other books that are case bound through the inclusion of binders board, a spine strip, and cover wrap;- newspapers; - pictures and photographs; - desk and wall calendars and organizers (including but not limited to such products generally known as office planners, time books, and appointment books); - telephone logs; - address books; - columnar pads & tablets, with or without covers, primarily suited for the recording of  written numerical business data; - lined business or office forms, including but not limited to: pre-printed business forms, lined invoice pads and paper, mailing and address labels, manifests, and shipping log books; - lined continuous computer paper;- boxed or packaged writing stationary (including but not limited to products commonly known as fine business paper, parchment paper, and letterhead), whether or not containing a lined header or decorative lines;- Stenographic pads (steno pads), Gregg ruled (Gregg ruling consists of a single- or double-margin vertical ruling line down the center of the page. For a six-inch by nine inch stenographic pad, the ruling would be located approximately three inches from the left of the book), measuring 6 inches by 9 inches; Also excluded from the scope of this order are the following trademarked products: - Fly lined paper products: A notebook, notebook organizer, loose or glued note paper, with papers that are printed with infrared reflective inks and readable only by a Fly pen-top computer. The product must bear the valid trademark Fly (products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope). - Zwipes: A notebook or notebook organizer made with a blended polyolefin writing surface as the cover and pocket surfaces of the notebook, suitable for writing using a specially-developed permanent marker and erase system (known as a Zwipes pen). This system allows the marker portion to mark the writing surface with a permanent ink. The eraser portion of the marker dispenses a solvent capable of solubilizing the permanent ink allowing the ink to be removed. The product must bear the valid trademark Zwipes (products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope). - FiveStarAdvance: A notebook or notebook organizer bound by a continuous spiral, or helical, wire and with plastic front and rear covers made of a blended polyolefin plastic material joined by 300 denier polyester, coated on the backside with PVC (poly vinyl chloride) coating, and extending the entire length of the spiral or helical wire. The polyolefin plastic covers are of specific thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches (within normal manufacturing tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches (within normal manufacturing tolerances). Integral with the stitching that attaches the polyester spine covering, is captured both ends of a 1" wide elastic fabric band. This band is located 2-3/8" from the top of the front plastic cover and provides pen or pencil storage. Both ends of the spiral wire are cut and then bent backwards to overlap with the previous coil but specifically outside the coil diameter but inside the polyester covering. During construction, the polyester covering is sewn to the front and rear covers face to face (outside to outside) so that when the book is closed, the stitching is concealed from the outside. Both free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and back) are stitched with a turned edge construction. The flexible polyester material forms a covering over the spiral wire to protect it and provide a comfortable grip on the product. The product must bear the valid trademarks FiveStarAdvance (products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope). - FiveStar Flex: A notebook, a notebook organizer, or binder with plastic polyolefin front and rear covers joined by 300 denier polyester spine cover extending the entire length of the spine and bound by a 3-ring plastic fixture. The polyolefin plastic covers are of a specific thickness; front cover is 0.019 inches (within normal manufacturing tolerances) and rear cover is 0.028 inches (within normal manufacturing tolerances). During construction, the polyester covering is sewn to the front cover face to face (outside to outside) so that when the book is closed, the stitching is concealed from the outside. During construction, the polyester cover is sewn to the back cover with the outside of the polyester spine cover to the inside back cover. Both free ends (the ends not sewn to the cover and back) are stitched with a turned edge construction. Each ring within the fixture is comprised of a flexible strap portion that snaps into a stationary post which forms a closed binding ring. The ring fixture is riveted with six metal rivets and sewn to the back plastic cover and is specifically positioned on the outside back cover. The product must bear the valid trademark FiveStar Flex (products found to be bearing an invalidly licensed or used trademark are not excluded from the scope). Merchandise subject to this order is typically imported under headings 4810.22.5044, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.2010, 4820.10.2020, 4820.10.2030, 4820.10.2040, 4820.10.2050, 4820.10.2060, and 4820.10.4000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS headings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

 

News:

Watanabe Paper Products given break on September 1, 2006, through August 31, 2007 entries as U.S. Department of Commerce admits calculation errors 8 months after publishing Final Results of the review

On December 22, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the amended final results of the antidumping duty order affecting entries from September 1, 2006, through August 31, 2007.  The Department of Commerce admited certain calculation errors that reduced the antidumping duty rate for those entries from 22.35% to 16.47%.  Unfortunately for the Watanabe Group and its US importers, this reduction in rate will not affect future entries as that rate was determined in the subsequent review (see below).

IMPORTERS - Watch your liquidations.  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate your entries within 6 months, they are deemed liquidated at the rate required upon entry.  Entries would deem liquidated at the much higher rates from the investigation, and you would lose the refunds -- with interest -- that you are entitled to.

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Watanabe Paper Products and Hotrock Stationary Slapped with 1000% Increase in Antidumping Duties for Failure to Cooperate in Review Affecting September 1, 2007, Through August 31, 2008 Entries

On December 3, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the Final Results of its antidumping duty administrative review of certain lined paper products from China. The Department of Commerce determined that Watanabe Paper Products (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Watanabe Paper Products (Linging) Co., Ltd., and Hotrock Stationery (Sennzhen) Co., Ltd., (collectively, the Watanabe Group) were dumping certain lined paper products in the United States. The Department of Commerce determined that the Watanabe Group failed to cooperate in the review, and thus assigned it the PRC-wide rate of 258.21%. The Watanabe Group's rate was 76.70% in the investigation, and 22.35% in the prior review. This rate is a more than 300% more than the cash deposits made, and a more than 1000% increase over the prior rate!
IMPORTERS! - watch the liquidation instructions and liquidations carefully.  If there are any errors in the instructions, you must sue the Department of Commerce within 2 years to correct the error.  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate your entries within 6 months of publication of the final, by law the merchandise liquidates as entered.  In this case, that would mean you would not be liaible for the 300% - 1000% increase in duties.


History:

DOC Determinations: Initiation | Prelim (amended) | Final | Amended Final & Order (corrected

Administrative Review 06-07: Initiation | Prelim | Final (amended) | I&D
Admin Review 07-08: Initiation | Prelim | Final | I&D
Admin Review 08-09: Initiation | Prelim | Final | I&D
Changed Circumstances Review 2010: Initiation & Prelim | Final
Admin Review 10-11: Initiation | Prelim | Final

Sunset Review 2011: Initiation | Final | Continued Order | I&D


Current Rates:

 

Producer Exporter Rate
Anhui Light Industries International Co., Ltd. Foshan City Wenhai Paper Factory 78.38%
Anhui Light Industries International Co., Ltd. Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory 78.38%
Changshu Changjiang Printing Co., Ltd Changshu Changjiang Paper Industry Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Chinapack Ningbo Paper Products Co., Ltd. Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd 78.38%
Essential Industries Limited Dongguan Yizhi Gao Paper Products Ltd. 78.38%
Excel Sheen Limited Dongguan Shipai Fuda Stationery Factory 78.38%
Fujian Hengda Group Co., Ltd. Fujian Hengda Group Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Haijing Stationery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Haijing Stationery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Hwa Fuh Plastics Co., Ltd./Li Teng Plastics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd Hwa Fuh Plastics Co., Ltd./Li Teng Plastics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd 22.35%
Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd Jiaxing Boshi Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd Jiaxing Seagull Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd 78.38%
Leo's Quality Products Co., Ltd./Denmax Plastic Stationary Factory Leo's Quality Products Co., Ltd./Denmax Plastic Stationary Factory 22.35%
Linqing Silver Star Paper Products Co., Ltd. Linqing Silver Star Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Maxleaf Stationery Ltd. Maxleaf Stationery Ltd. 78.38%
MGA Entertainment (H.K.) Limited Kon Dai (Far East) Packaging Co., Ltd. 78.38%
MGA Entertainment (H.K.) Limited Dong Guan Huang Giang Da Printing Co., Limited 78.38%
MGA Entertainment (H.K.) Limited Dong Guan Huang Giang Rong Da Printing Factory 78.38%
Ningbo Guangbo Imports and Exports Co. Ltd. Ningbo Guangbo Plastic Products Manufacture Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Changshu Guangming Stationery Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Shanghai Comwell Stationery Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Yalong Paper Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. Yuezhou Paper Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Anhui Jinhua Import & Export Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Changshu Changjiang Printing Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Jiaxing Te Gao Te Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Linqing Glistar Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Linqing Silver Star Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Paperline Limited Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory 78.38%
Paperline Limited Yantai License Printing & Making Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprise Co., Ltd. Shanghai Miaoxi Paper Products Factory 78.38%
Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprise Co., Ltd. Shanghai Xueya Stationery Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprise Co., Ltd. Shanghai Xin Zhi Liang Culture Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Foreign Trade Enterprise Co., Ltd. Shangyu Zhongsheng Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd. Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd. 22.35%
Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory Changshu Changjiang Printing Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory Linqing Glistar Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory Linqing Silver Star Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory Shanghai Pudong Wenbao Paper Products Factory 78.38%
Sunshine International Group (HK) Ltd. Dongguan Kwong Wo Stationery Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Sunshine International Group (HK) Ltd. Dongguan Shipai Tonzex Electronics Plastic Stationery Factor 78.38%
Sunshine International Group (HK) Ltd. Hua Lian Electronics Plastic Stationery Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Changhang Paper Product Factory 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Jiaxing Seagull Paper Products Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Lianyi Paper Product Factory 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Linqing YinXing Paper Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Rugao Paper Printer Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Shenda Paper Product Factory 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Tianlong Paper Product Factory 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park You–You Trading Co., Ltd. Yinlong Paper Product Factory 78.38%
Suzhou Industrial Park Asia Pacific Paper ConvertingCo., Ltd. Suzhou Industrial Park Asia Pacific Paper Converting Co., Ltd. 78.38%
Wah Kin Stationery and Paper Product Limited Shenzhen Baoan Waijing Development Company 78.38%
Watanabe Group (Watanabe Paper Products (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Watanabe Paper Products (Linging) Co., Ltd., and Hotrock Stationery (Sennzhen) Co., Ltd.,) Watanabe Group (Watanabe Paper Products (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Watanabe Paper Products (Linging) Co., Ltd., and Hotrock Stationery (Sennzhen) Co., Ltd.,) 258.21 - %
Yalong Paper Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd Yalong Paper Products (Kunshan) Co., Ltd 78.38%
Yantai License Printing & Making Co., Ltd. Yantai License Printing & Making Co., Ltd. 78.38%
You You Paper Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. You You Paper Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. 78.38%
PRC–Wide Rate   258.21%
 

 

 

                                                                                                          

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