ITC Makes Final Affirmative Injury Determination In Antidumping Case on Certain Tissue Paper Products From China
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today made an affirmative injury determination in the antidumping investigation of certain tissue paper products from China. Chairman Stephen Koplan and Commissioners Jennifer A. Hillman and Charlotte R. Lane voted in the affirmative. Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller and Daniel R. Pearson found two like products in this investigation. They voted in the affirmative with respect to bulk tissue paper and in the negative with respect to consumer tissue paper. All six commissioners made negative critical circumstances determinations. As a result of the Commission's affirmative injury determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will soon issue an antidumping duty order on imports of certain tissue paper products from China.
The products subject to the antidumping duty order will be cut-to-length sheets of tissue paper having a width equal to or greater than one-half inch and a basis weight not exceeding 29 grams per square meter. The sheets may be white, colored, and/or decorated in a variety of ways. Subject tissue paper may be flat or folded and packaged in paper or plastic and/or in boxes for distribution. Packages may consist of one color and/or style or may contain multiple colors and/or styles of tissue paper. Excluded are: coated tissue paper products for floral and food service use; sanitary covers for toilet seats; toilet/facial tissue; and towel/napkin tissue. The subject product does not have distinct tariff categories and is imported under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States headings and subheadings that cover a range of paper goods : 4802.30; 4802.54; 4802.61; 4802.62; 4802.69; 4804.39; 4806.40; 4808.30; 4808.90; 4811.90; 4823.90; 4820.50.00; 4802.90.00; 4805.91.90; and 9505.90.40.
The antidumping duty petition in this case was brought by Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.; American Crepe Corporation; Eagle Tissue LLC; Flower City Tissue Mills Co.; Garlock Printing & Converting, Inc.; Paper Service Ltd.; Putney Paper Co., Ltd.; and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union AFL-CIO, CLC.