Antidumping and countervailing duties are meant to provide relief to domestic manufacturers from the "market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping and unfair subsidisation of imports into the United States," according to the US DOC.
The Department of Commerce of the United States of America (US DOC) has announced its affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain uncoated sheet paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal.
The antidumping duties apply to imports of uncoated sheets from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal. The final dumping margins range from 2.05% to 222.46%, depending on producer/importer and country of origin. Countervailing duties cover imports from China and Indonesia, with final subsidy rates ranging between 7.23% and 176.75%.
The investigation was launched last February upon request of the USW union and the four US paper manufacturers Domtar, Finch Paper, Packaging Corporation of America and Glatfelter. The final AD and CVD determinations by the US International Trade Commission (USITC) are scheduled for 22 February 2016.