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prices to a significant degree or prevents price increases, which otherwise would have occurred, to a significant degree. 120

As explained in the discussions of cumulation, domestically produced CFSP and the subject imports in the same form (i.e., web rolls or sheets) are substitutable.121 We find that there were significant underselling and significant price depressing effects by the subject imports, for purposes of these preliminary determinations.

In these investigations, the Commission sought quarterly pricing data for three types of CFSP: (i) two-side coated sheets, text weight,70-100 pounds basis weight, brightness levels 87 and above (Product 1); (ii) two-side coated rolls, text weight,70-100 pounds basis weight, brightness levels 87 and above (Product 2); and (iii) one-side coated sheets, text weight,70-100 pounds basis weight, brightness levels 83 and above (Product 3).122 The Commission sought separate quarterly pricing data for these products for sales to merchants and for sales to end users.

The Commission received usable pricing data from eight U.S. producers and 20 importers. This reported pricing data accounted for *** percent of U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments of CFSP, *** percent of U.S. shipments of subject imports from China, *** percent of U.S. shipments of subject imports from Indonesia, and *** percent of U.S. shipments of subject imports from Korea from January 2002 to June 2005. 123

The prices for U.S.-produced Product 1 declined over the POI. For sales to merchants, these prices fell by *** percent from the first quarter of 2003 to the ***, and for sales to end users, they fell by *** percent over the entire period.124 For sales of Product 1 in both channels of distribution, the subject imports undersold the domestic product in 54 out of 57 price comparisons at margins ranging from 2.1 percent to 37.2 percent. 125

The prices for U.S.-produced Product 2 increased over the POI. For sales to merchants, these prices rose by *** percent from the first quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2006, and for sales to end users, they rose by *** percent over the same period.126 For sales of Product 2 in both channels of distribution, the subject imports undersold the domestic product in seven out of 45 price comparisons at margins ranging from 1.0 percent to 4.9 percent. 127

The prices for U.S.-produced Product 3 increased for sales to merchants, but fell for sales to end users, over the POI. For sales to merchants, these prices rose by *** percent from the first quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2006, with most of this increase occurring in one quarter, from the first quarter of 2003 to the second quarter of that year; for sales to end users, they fell by *** percent from the second quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2006.128 For sales of Product 3 to merchants (there were no

120

19 U.S.C. § 1677(7)(C)(ii).

121

CR/PR at Table II-1.

122 The Commission notes that it is possible that these product descriptions were overly broad and that individual descriptions captured CFSP products of varying quality. The Commission will revisit the pricing product descriptions in any final phase investigations, and will request that the parties provide input in their written comments on the draft questionnaires pursuant to 19 C.F.R. §207.20(b).

123

CR at V-5-6, PR at V-4-5.

124

CR at V-6-7, PR at V-5.

125

CR/PR at Table V-9.

126

CR/PR at V-7.

127

CR/PR at Table V-9.

128

CR at V-8, PR at V-6.

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