Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Preliminary Ruling on Anti-Dumping of Coated Papers

USA Department of Commerce reported on their preliminary results in its countervailing duty investigation of coated paper from China and Indonesia. They announced a preliminary duty of 12.83% on products from China, and 17.48% on products from Indonesia. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a major exporter of coated paper from China and Indonesia to the USA, expressed disappointment with the initial findings.

Department of Commerce’s final ruling is expected to be released in September along with the final ruling on anti-dumping. The last phase of this investigation will occur in October or early November, when the USA International Trade Commission will determine if the domestic paper industry has been harmed.

USA Printers share in the foreign producers disappointment on this ruling. Their coated paper costs will surely increase in a challenging market.


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Anonymous said...

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P. Scott Vallely said...

More on the anti dumping -
The Dept. of Commerce made a preliminary decision that coated paper imports from China and Indonesia were subsidized by on average 8.38%. The DOC immediately imposed tariffs to offset the unfair advantage, ruling that rates for Chinese APP producers be 12.83%, Sun Paper 3.92%, and Indonesian companies, including APP/Sinar Mas 17.48

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