ON CERTAIN UNCOATED PAPER
FROM AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, INDONESIA, AND PORTUGAL
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and that are allegedly subsidized by the governments of China and Indonesia.
Chairman Meredith M. Broadbent, Vice Chairman Dean A. Pinkert, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, David S. Johanson, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative. Commissioner F. Scott Kieff did not participate in these investigations.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of these products from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about April 16, 2015, and its antidumping duty determination due on or about June 30, 2015.
The Commission’s public report Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-528-529 and 731-TA-1264-1268 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4522, March 2015) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available after April 6, 2015. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.
UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436
Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-528-529 and 731-TA-1264-1268 (Preliminary)
Product Description: Certain uncoated paper covered by these investigations includes uncoated paper in sheet form; weighing at least 40 grams per square meter but not more than 150 grams per square meter; that either is a white paper with a GE brightness level of 85 or higher or is a colored paper; whether or not surface-decorated, printed, embossed, perforated, or punched; irrespective of the smoothness of the surface; and irrespective of dimensions. Certain uncoated paper is generally used for office reprographics (copy and printer paper), books, instruction manuals, inserts, business forms, flyers, maps, and brochures.
Status of Proceedings:
- Type of investigations: Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
- Petitioners: United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Pittsburgh, PA; Domtar Corporation, Ft. Mill, SC; Finch Paper LLC, Glen Falls, NY; Glatfelter Company, York, PA; and Packaging Corporation of America, Lake Forest, IL.
- Commission's conference: February 11, 2015.
- USITC vote: March 6, 2015.
- USITC determinations: March11, 2015.
- USITC views: March 18, 2015.
- Number of producers in 2013: Nine.
- Location of producers' plants: Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee.
- Employment of production and related workers in 2013: 6,925.
- Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: $4.5 billion.
- Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2013: 15.5 percent.
- From the subject countries during 2013: $496.8 million.
- From other countries during 2013: $198.4 million.
- Leading sources during 2013: Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, China, and Australia (in terms of total value).