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US finds dumping of imports of uncoated paper

Photo: WIkimedia Commons
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Published by
Simon Matthis - 15 Jan 2016

The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) on Jan. 11 announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, and the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain uncoated paper from China and Indonesia.

The AD and CVD laws provides U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent and internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping and unfair subsidization of imports into the United States, establishing an opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

For the purpose of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than its fair value. For the purpose of CVD investigations, countervailable subsidies are financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production of goods from foreign companies and are limited to specific enterprises or industries, or are contingent either upon export performance or upon the use of domestic goods over imported goods.  

As a result of the affirmative final AD determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable weighted average dumping margins. Further, as a result of the affirmative final CVD determinations, if the U.S. InternationalTrade Commission (ITC) issues affirmative injury determinations, Commerce will order the resumption of the suspension of liquidation and require a cash deposit for CVD duties equal to the final subsidy rates for the mandatory respondents and all other producers and exporters not selected for investigation.