U.S. imports of CFS paper from China, Indonesia, and Korea combined increased, in terms of quantity, by *** percent from 2003 to 2005 and by *** percent from January-September 2005 to January- September 2006 (table IV-2). During 2003 to 2005, U.S. imports from China increased by 82.0 percent, Indonesian imports increased by *** percent, and Korean imports rose from 2003 to 2004 and then fell in 2005 for a net increase of 10.3 percent, during the 2003-05 period. With respect to the interim periods,
S. imports increased from each subject country. NewPage attributes what they label as the “surge” of
S. imports of Indonesian-produced CFS to a “displacement” of Indonesia’s exports to China as the
Chinese expanded their domestic production capability.14 Indonesian respondents argue that its “allegation” should be rejected since petitioner’s figures are based on aggregating data into both China and Hong Kong.15 NewPage also claims that “the temporary leveling off of U.S. imports from Korea in 2005 was widely understood to be the result of competition from China.”16
The majority of the CFS paper imported into the United States is sourced from countries other than China, Indonesia, and Korea. Subject countries only accounted for around one-third of total U.S. imports during the annual periods although their share rose towards the end of the period examined and was *** percent in January-September 2006. Finland and Canada are the most significant sources of product from nonsubject countries.17 A portion of the nonsubject imports are acquired by U.S. producers (see the section of this report entitled “U.S. Producers’ Imports and Purchases”). ***. ***. 18
13 (...continued) official Commerce statistics.
14 Petitioner’s postconference brief, p. 17. It provided a tabulation showing the percent change in imports of CFS into China from Indonesia for January-August 2005 to January-August 2006. Ibid.
Indonesian manufacturers’ postconference brief, pp. 15-16. Petitioner’s postconference brief, p. 42.
17 NewPage stated in its postconference brief that U.S. imports from Canada are falling as large Canadian CFS plants close. It provided ***. Petitioner further argued that the capacity closures in Canada indicate that “the subordinate role of non-subject imports in the market is likely to be a long-term phenomenon.” NewPage’s postconference brief, p. 10.
***’s importer questionnaire response, attach. C.