DOC Makes Final Determination of Duties on Coated Paper Imports from China, Indonesia

Sept. 22, 2010 - The Department of Commerce yesterday reaffirmed its decision on antidumping and countervailing duties against imports from China and Indonesia of certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses.

Commerce's action updates the preliminary margins that were announced earlier in the consideration of the case which was filed jointly by the USW and the three paper companies, Appleton Coated, NewPage, and Sappi Fine Paper North America..

The antidumping margins announced by DOC on imports from Indonesia were 20.13 percent and ranged from 7.6-135.83 percent on imports from China. Countervailing duties on products from Indonesia will be subject to tariffs of 17.94 percent and on Chinese imports range from 17.64-178.03 percent.

The International Trade Commission will vote on October 19 to determine if material injury has occurred or is threatened. The transmittal of its views to DOC will occur on November 4.

SOURCE: NewPage Corp, and AF&PA