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U.S. Sets Uncoated Paper Dumping Margins for Brazil, Indonesia, China, Australia, Portugal

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The U.S. Commerce Department this week announced anti-dumping duties of 2.05% to 222.46% on imports of uncoated paper sheets from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, determining that these products were sold at less than fair value. 

The action follows a nearly year-long investigation into the pricing of imported uncoated sheets for copy paper, envelopes, book pages, utility bills, and other uses.
 
In 2014, the U.S. imported $211 million of uncoated paper from Brazil, $200 million from Indonesia, $164 million from Portugal, $61 million from Australia, and $54 million from China, the Commerce Department's U.S. International Trade Commission said. 

Australia's Paper Australia received the highest dumping margin of 222.46%, while margins for other Australian firms were set at 138.87%.
 
In China, Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper and Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper received a dumping margin of 84.05%, while other firms received a 149% dumping margin. 

Indonesian producers Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia, and Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills received a 17.39% dumping rate based on their failure to participate in the investigation, while other Indonesian firms received a 2.05% dumping margin. 

In Brazil, International Paper do Brasil, a unit of International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, received a 41.39% dumping margin, while Suzano Papel e Celulose received a 22.16% margin and all other Brazilian firms received a 26.95% margin. 

Portuguese firms, including Portucel, received a 7.8% dumping margin. 

A final injury determination in the paper case is expected on or about February 22, the Commerce Department said. The original complaint was made by Domtar, Finch Paper Holdings, Packaging Corp. of America, PH Glatfelter, and two U.S. labor unions.
 
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