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LOST SALES AND LOST REVENUES

The Commission requested U.S. producers of CFS paper to report any instances of lost sales or revenues they experienced due to competition from imports of CFS paper from China, Indonesia, and Korea from January 2003 to September 2006. Five of nine responding U.S. producers reported that they had lost sales or revenues due to subject imports. One of these U.S. producers, however, reported that it could not document individual transactions. Another U.S. producer reported that subject imports are highly competitive, but did not cite specific lost sales or lost revenues. U.S. producers provided *** lost sales allegations and *** lost revenue allegations. The *** lost sales allegations totaled $*** and the *** lost revenue allegations totaled $***. Staff contacted the *** purchasers cited in the allegations; *** responded. The results are summarized in tables V-10 and V-11 and are discussed below.

Table V-10 Coated free sheet paper: U.S. producers lost sales allegations

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Table V-11 Coated free sheet paper: U.S. producers lost revenue allegations

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* * * w a s n a m e d i n a l o s t s a l e s a l l e g a t i o n v a l u e d a t $ * * * a l l e g e d l y o c c u r r i n g i n * * * . * * * d i d n o respond to the allegations. t

* * * w a s n a m e d i n a l o s t s a l e s a l l e g a t i o n v a l u e d a t $ * * * a l l e g e d l y o c c u r r i n g i n * * * . * * * d i d n o respond to the allegation. t

*** was named in a lost sale allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2003. It did not respond to the allegation.

*** was named in a lost sale allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2004. It did not respond to the allegation.

*** was named in a lost sales allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2004. It could not respond to the specific allegation cited; however, it reported that it bases its purchasing decisions on a combination of price and availability and purchases both domestic product and subject imports.

*** was named in a lost sales allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2004. It did not respond to the allegation.

*** was named in a lost sales allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2003. It did not respond to the allegation.

*** was named in a lost sales allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2006. While *** could not respond to the specific transaction cited, it reported that it has not switched purchases away from domestic product to subject imports, but rather has switched purchases away from Korean product to Chinese product and that its overall import purchases have been flat since 2003.

*** was named in a lost revenue allegation valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2006. It agreed with the allegation, stating that the price of the product from China was *** percent less than the comparable domestic product, and that the price of the product from Korea was *** percent less.

*** was named in *** valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2005. It agreed with the allegations, stating that any printer that orders standard sheet sizes and is shopping for the best price will purchase from the subject countries. Furthermore, it stated that *** has made it clear that it plans to grow its business worldwide.

*** was named in ***, some focused on lost volume and some on price reductions, valued at $*** allegedly occurring in 2006 and including CFS paper in both sheet form and web-rolls. *** could not verify the specific transactions cited. However, it disagreed with at least the portion of the allegations

V-10

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