EU imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of certain coated fine paper from China

The European Commission  on July 7, 2017 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain coated fine paper (CFP) originating in the People’s Republic of China. According to the announcement, the anti-dumping measures took the form of an ad valorem duty rate ranging from 8 % to 35.1 % for imports from individually named exporters, with a residual duty rate of 27.1 %.

The request for action was lodged by five Union producers: Arctic Paper Grycksbo AB, Burgo Group SpA, Fedrigoni SpA, Lecta Group and Sappi Europe SA, representing more than 25 % of the total EU production of coated fine paper.

The product concerned is CFP,  which is paper or paperboard coated on one or both sides (excluding kraft paper or kraft paperboard), in either sheet or rolls, and with a weight of 70 g/m2 or more
but not exceeding 400 g/m2 and brightness of more than 84 (measured according to ISO 2470-1), and originating in the PRC (‘the product under review’), currently falling within CN codes ex 4810 13 00, ex 4810 14 00, ex 4810 19 00, ex 4810 22 00, ex 4810 29 30, ex 4810 29 80, ex 4810 99 10 and ex 4810 99 80 (TARIC codes 4810 13 00 20, 4810 14 00 20, 4810 19 00 20, 4810 22 00 20, 4810 29 30 20, 4810 29 80 20, 4810 99 10 20 and 4810 99 80 20).

The product concerned does not include: 1) Rolls suitable for use in web-fed presses; 2) Multi-ply paper and multi-ply paperboard.

The rate of duty applicable to the net free-at-Union- frontier price, before duty 1 and produced by the companies listed below shall be as follows:

  • 8%: Gold East Paper (Jiangsu); Gold Huasheng Paper (Suzhou Industrial Park);
  • 35.1%: Shangdong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited; Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co;
  • 27.1%: all others.

Source: Woodbizforum