1 As discussed in part I of this report, the industry typically uses the term “roll” to refer to “web rolls” only while “sheeter” rolls are included within the “sheet” category. The reporting categories of roll and sheet included in Commission questionnaires did not, however, make a distinction between or clarify “web rolls” and “sheeter rolls.” (For further information see Chinese respondents and Unisources' respondents' postconference brief, exh. 8, and Korean respondents' postconference brief, exh. 5.) Some questionnaire respondents, therefore, may have included sheeter rolls in the roll category while others reported them as sheets. To the extent that there is inconsistent reporting, the data presented in tables E-2 through E-4 (and possibly E-1) are unreliable. Further, as discussed in part IV of this report, there also is substantial double-counting of the data reported in responses to the importer questionnaires.
Tables E-6 and E-7 present official Commerce statistics for both CFS paper rolls and sheets. Within the HTS, however, sheeter rolls are placed in the HTS reporting numbers for “rolls.” Commerce data on rolls and sheets are also presented in exh. 3 of Korean respondents’ postconference brief. These figures are comparable to those shown in tables E-6 and E-7 except that the figures in respondents’ brief do not include a relatively small volume of imports entered under several HTS reporting numbers which (although not clearly classified as either rolls or sheets in the HTS) could, according to the Commission staff, be so divided (or assigned). Finally, as indicated in the table notes, the data in tables E-6 and E-7 (and in Korean respondents brief) do not include data that are believed to be misclassified for China under two additional HTS reporting numbers. See part IV of this report for a discussion of misclassification.