A summary of data collected in these investigations for the U.S. CFS paper market is presented in appendix C. The period of investigation is January 2003 through September 2006. U.S. industry data are based on questionnaire responses of 10 firms that accounted for over 95 percent of U.S. production of CFS paper during 2005.
PREVIOUS AND RELATED INVESTIGATIONS
The Commission has not previously conducted an import injury investigation concerning CFS paper. During 1991, the Commission conducted antidumping duty investigations on coated groundwood paper4 from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-486-494). The Commission determined that the subject imports did not injure the domestic coated groundwood paper industry.5
NATURE AND EXTENT OF ALLEGED SUBSIDIES AND SALES AT LTFV
Commerce has initiated antidumping duty investigations based on petitioner’s allegations of LTFV sales of CFS paper from China, Indonesia, and Korea. The dumping margins (in percent ad valorem) as alleged by petitioner and revised by Commerce, range from 71.81 percent to 99.65 percent.6
Initiated antidumping margins (percent ad valorem)
Commerce has initiated countervailing duty investigations to determine whether manufacturers, producers, or exporters of CFS paper from China, Indonesia, and Korea receive subsidies from their respective governments as follows: China–14 programs; Indonesia–4 programs; and Korea–17 programs.7
4 The product subject to investigation was defined by Commerce as “paper coated on both sides with kaolin (China clay) or other inorganic substances (e.g., calcium carbonate), of which more than ten percent by weight of the total fiber content consists of fibers obtained by mechanical process, regardless of (1) basis weight (e.g., pounds per ream or grams per one square meter sheet); (2) GE brightness; or (3) the form in which it is sold (e.g., reels, sheets, or other forms).” Paperboard was excluded from the scope of investigation. See, e.g., Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Coated Groundwood Paper from Germany, 56 FR 56385, November 4, 1991.
5 Coated Groundwood Paper from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-486-494 (Preliminary)), USITC Publication 2359, February 1991, p. 3; and Coated Groundwood Paper from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (Inv. Nos. 731- TA-487-490 and 494 (Final)), USITC Publication 2467, December 1991, p. 3.
6 Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Coated Free Sheet Paper from Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea , 71 FR 68537, November 27, 2006. The notice provides a description of Commerce’s adjustments that resulted in the alleged margins.
7 See Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations: Coated Free Sheet Paper from the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, and the Republic of Korea 71 FR 68546, November 27, 2006, for an itemization of the (continued...)