Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Canada; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”) :  Canada;

II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this petition includes certain paper that has not been coated on either side and with 50 percent or more of the cellulose fiber content consisting of groundwood pulp, or deinked pulp made from recycled ONP (old newspapers), weighing not more than 90 grams per square meter. Groundwood pulp includes all forms of pulp produced from a mechanical process, such as thermo-mechanical process ("TMP"), chemi-thermo mechanical process ("CTMP"), or bleached chemi-thermo mechanical process ("BCTMP") or any other process other than the bleached Kraft process. The scope includes paper shipped in any form, including both rolls and sheets.  Certain uncoated groundwood paper includes but is not limited to standard newsprint, high bright newsprint, book publishing, directory, and printing and writing papers. The scope includes paper that is white, off-white, cream, or colored.  Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed with final content of printed text or graphic. Also excluded are papers that otherwise meet this definition, but which have undergone a supercalendering process.

III.  HTS classifications: The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States ("HTSUS") in several subheadings including 4801.00.0120, 4801.00.0140, 4802.61.1000, 4802.61.2000, 4802.61.3010, 4802.61.3110, 4802.61.3191, 4802.61.6040, 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6140, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, and 4802.69.3000.

IV.  Date of Filing: August 9, 2017

V.  Petitioners: North Pacific Paper Company (“NORPAC”)

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named.   

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margin:

Canada: 16.88% - 54.97%;

No CVD Margin listed.

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: August 30, 2017

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the antidumping duty is October 18, 2017; for countervailing duty is August 29, 2017.  Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the CVD Investigation.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

Please contact our office for a summary of the data filed with the petition.

If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.


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