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AD/CV Notices: Uncoated Paper, Geogrid Products

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Uncoated Paper. The International Trade Administration has made final affirmative antidumping duty determinations on uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal and final affirmative countervailing duty determinations on uncoated paper from China and Indonesia. Final weighted average dumping margins are 138.87 to 222.46 percent for Australia, 22.16 to 41.39 percent for Brazil, 84.05 to 149.00 percent for China, 2.05 to 17.39 percent for Indonesia, and 7.80 percent for Portugal. Final countervailable subsidy rates are 7.23 to 176.75 percent for China and 21.22 to 104.0 percent for Indonesia.

The ITA has also made a final affirmative determination that critical circumstances exist for imports of uncoated paper from Australia produced by Australia Paper and will therefore instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of, and require AD cash deposits for, unliquidated entries of such goods that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after May 28, 2015.

Finally, the ITA has reversed its preliminary determination and has determined that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject goods from Portugal. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to refund all cash deposits posted on such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Aug. 26, 2015.

Geogrid Products. The International Trade Commission has instituted and scheduled the preliminary phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of biaxial integral geogrid products from China. A conference will be held Feb. 3, requests to appear at the conference are due by Feb. 1, written briefs are due by Feb. 8, and the ITC’s preliminary determinations are due by Feb. 29.

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