On August 9, 2017, North Pacific Paper Company filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

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 thermomechanical process (“TMP”), chemithermo mechanical process (“CTMP”), or bleached chemithermo 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.

Certain uncoated groundwood paper 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. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

PETITIONER

North Pacific Paper Company 3001 Industrial Way Longview, WA 98632

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Stephen A. Jones King & Spalding LLP 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20006-4706

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Canada: 23.45%-54.97%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Canada. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Jan-Mar 2016 Jan-Mar 2017
Canada
Quantity (MT) 2,310,886 2,330,840 2,815,128 2,518,015 2,312,636 597,526 544,172
Value (1,000 USD) 1,540,000 1,461,603 1,764,735 1,464,571 1,274,025 316,204 299,745
AUV (USD) 666 627 627 582 551 529 551