Coated Paper International Trade Case Update
The U.S. Department of Commerce's second preliminary decision in the trade case regarding certain imported coated paper from China and Indonesia was delayed and is now expected to be completed on April 29. The results of that decision may not be made public until April 30.
The department's final ruling is expected in September. The last phase of the cases takes place in October or early November, when the U.S. International Trade Commission will determine if the U.S. paper industry has been harmed. Only an affirmative ruling at that time would lead to the imposition of an AD/CVD duty order on the coated paper in question from China and Indonesia.