Unisource Supports Filing of Unfair Trade Cases
Unisource Worldwide, based in Norcross, Ga., is supporting the U.S. paper industry's anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions recently filed covering imports of certain coated paper from the People's Republic of China and Indonesia.
The petition was filed on behalf of Appleton Coated, NewPage Corporation, Sappi Fine Paper North America and the United Steelworkers of America. The industry seeks to have the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission impose duties to offset alleged Chinese government subsidization and dumping.
The paper products covered by the petitions include coated paper used in high-quality writing, printing and other graphic applications using sheetfed presses, whether in finished sheet form or in semi-finished roll form, with a GE brightness rating of 80 or higher.
"A strong American paper manufacturing industry is essential to maintaining our vital domestic paper supply sources, serving our diverse customer base and providing paper products to consumers throughout the United States," said Al Dragone, CEO of Unisource.
The International Trade Commission is expected to make a preliminary injury determination in November and the U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to issue preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty and antidumping duty cases in December and March 2010, respectively.
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