The company requests ITC lift Indonesian duties so it may resume limited importation of specific coated paper products into the United States market.
November 3, 2016
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), the global pulp, paper, packaging and tissue manufacturing company has committed to importing certain coated papers manufactured in Indonesia and no more than $50 million dollars worth annually – only 2.5 percent of the current USD 2 billion dollar coated paper U.S. manufacturing market.
In remarks during an International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing, APP’s counsel, Frank Morgan informed the commissioners that, if current duties were allowed to expire on certain coated paper imports, it would commit to a USD 50 million dollar ceiling from Indonesia and no products under this ITC order would be imported from China.
The ITC review of products in question include coated paper and paperboard in sheets suitable for high quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses, having a GE brightness level of 80 or higher and weighing not more than 340 grams per square meter.