On October 7, 2020, Appvion Operations, Inc, (“Appvion”) and Domtar Corporation (“Domtar”) (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on thermal paper from Germany, Japan, Korea, and Spain.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The scope of these investigations covers thermal paper in the form of “jumbo rolls” and certain “converted rolls.” Jumbo rolls are defined as rolls with a nominal width of 4.5 inches or more, a nominal weight of 65 pounds or more, and a nominal diameter of 20 inches or more (“jumbo rolls”). All jumbo rolls are included in the scope regardless of the basis weight of the paper. Also included in the scope are “converted rolls” with a width of less than 4.5 inches, and with a basis weight of 70 grams per square meter (“gsm”) or less. The scope covers jumbo rolls and converted rolls of thermal paper with or without a base coat (typically made of clay and/or latex, and/or like materials) on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) (typically made of sensitizer, dye, and co-reactant, and/or like materials) on one or both sides; with or without a top coat (typically made of pigments, polyvinyl alcohol, and/or like materials).
The scope of these investigations covers imports of converted rolls from third countries that are manufactured from jumbo rolls produced in the subject countries.
The merchandise subject to these investigations may be classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) under subheadings 4811.90.8030 for jumbo rolls and HTSUS 4811.90.9030 for converted rolls. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.
Appvion Operations, Inc.
825 E. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 359
Appleton, WI 54912-0359
Contact: Graeme Hodson
234 Kingsley Park Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Contact: Curtis Correll
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Stephen J. Orava
KING & SPALDING LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I .
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II .
|Petition Filed||October 7, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||October 27, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||October 21, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||October 26, 2020|
|Hearing||October 28, 2020|
|Briefs||November 2, 2020|
|ITC Vote||November 23, 2020|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||March 16, 2021|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||May 31, 2021|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||July 14, 2021|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
Germany: 39.99% – 56.75%
Japan: 104.66% – 113.91%
Korea: 48.42% – 49.98%
Spain: 30.76% – 39.41%%
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2017||2018||2019||Jan – Jun 2019||2020|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||1,415||2,020||1,906||2,085||1,567|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||1,658||1,976||2,071||2,179||1,849|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||663||1,149||912||933||778|
|AUV ($/Short Tons)||4,389||4,299||1,985||1,779||1,748|