January 6, 2005
News Release 05-007
Inv. No. 731-TA-1070A (F)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain crepe paper products from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping order on imports of certain crepe paper products from China.

The Commission's public report Certain Crepe Paper Products from China (Investigation No. 731- TA-1070A (Final), USITC Publication 3749, January 2005) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after February 8, 2005, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Crepe Paper Products from China
Investigation No. 731-TA-1070A (Final)

Product Description:
The subject product has a finely wrinkled surface and a basis weight not exceeding 29 grams per square meter prior to creping. It is typically produced as streamers in roll form and packaged in plastic bags. It may be bleached, dye-colored, surface-colored or decorated, printed, glazed, sequined, embossed, and/or die-cut. It may be rolled, flat, or folded and packaged by banding or wrapping with paper, by placing in plastic bags, and/or by placing in boxes for distribution and use by the ultimate consumer. Packages may contain crepe paper of one color and/or style or multiple colors and/or styles. The subject product does not have distinct tariff or statistical categories and appears to be imported under several broad categories covering a range of paper goods including but not necessarily limited to the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings: 4802.30; 4802.54; 4802.61; 4802.62; 4802.69; 4804.39; 4806.40; 4808.30; 4808.90; 4811.90; 4818.90; 4823.90; and 9505.90.40.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.; American Crepe Corporation;
      Eagle Tissue LLC; Flower City Tissue Mills Co.; Garlock Printing & Converting, Inc.;
      Paper Service Ltd.; Putney Paper Co., Ltd.; and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical
      and Energy Workers International Union AFL-CIO, CLC ("PACE")
3. Investigation instituted by USITC: February 17, 2004.
4. Hearing:  December 9, 2004.
5. USITC vote:  January 6, 2005.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: January 18, 2005.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. producers in 2004: Four.
2. Employment of production and related workers: (1) 
3. U.S. producers' shipments in 2003: (1)
4. U.S. apparent consumption in 2003: 61.2 million square meters (valued at $11 million).
5. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2003:  China, 34 percent.

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports in 2003:  China: 20.8 million square meters.
2. Value of subject imports in 2003:  China:  $2.3 million.
(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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