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PART I: INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

These investigations result from a petition filed by New Page Corp. (“New Page”), Dayton, OH,1 on October 31, 2006, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured and threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized and less-than-fair-value (“LTFV”) imports of coated free sheet (“CFS”) paper2 from China, Indonesia, and Korea. Information relating to the background of the investigations is provided below.3

October 31, 2006

Petition filed with Commerce and the Commission; institution of Commission investigations (71 FR 64983, November 6, 2006)

November 21, 2006

Commission’s conference

November 27, 2006

Commerce’s notices of initiation of the countervailing duty and antidumping investigations (71 FR 68546 and 71 FR 68537, respectively)

December 15, 2006

Commission’s vote and determinations transmitted to Commerce

December 22, 2006

Commission’s views transmitted to Commerce

Effective date

Action

1

A list of witnesses appearing at the conference is presented in app. B.

ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT

Section 771(7)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the “Act”) (19 U.S.C. § 1677(7)(B)) provides that in making its determinations of injury to an industry in the United States, the Commission--

shall consider (I) the volume of imports of the subject merchandise, (II) the effect of imports of that merchandise on prices in the United States for domestic like products, and (III) the impact of imports of such merchandise on domestic producers of domestic like products, but only in the context of production operations within the United States; and. . . may consider such other economic factors as are relevant to the determination regarding whether there is material injury by reason of imports.

Section 771(7)(C) of the Act (19 U.S.C. § 1677(7)(C)) further provides that--

In evaluating the volume of imports of merchandise, the Commission shall consider whether the volume of imports of the merchandise, or any

1 New Page began operating as an independent company on May 2, 2005. Its operations consist of the former Printing and Writing Papers Business of MeadWestvaco Corp. Petition, p. 2, n. 1.

2 A complete description of the imported products subject to these investigations is presented in the Subject Product section of this part of the report.

3

Federal Register notices cited in the tabulation are presented in app. A.

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