US keeps antidumping and countervailing duties on coated paper imports from China and Indonesia

07 Dec 2016 − 

USITC determined that material injury to the domestic industry was likely to continue or recur after revocation of the existing ADD and CVD orders.

There is no end to punitive tariffs on coated paper imports from China and Indonesia in the USA. Under the five-year sunset review proceedings, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that the existing antidumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on imports of "coated papers suitable for high quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses" from China and Indonesia were to remain in place as revoking the orders "would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time."

Coated sheet paper from China and Indonesia have been subject to antidumping and countervailing duties since November 2010. Sappi North America, Verso Corporation and Appleton Coated, as well as the USW trade union (United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union) had urged the federal government to retain the existing orders because they feared renewed damage to the domestic industry by cheap imports.

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