U.S. Rescinds CVD on Imports of Canadian Supercalendered Paper

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it is revoking the countervailing duty (CVD) order on supercalendered paper from Canada, effective July 5, 2018.

CVD cash deposits requirements have been in place since August 3, 2015, with the preliminary determination of injury under CVD case C-122-854.  Rates ranged from 2.04 to 20.18 percent, with a brief gap period December 1, 2015 through December 8, 2015.  On April 24, 2017, Catalyst Paper Corporation was excluded from CVD, with refunds issued.

Canada challenged the Department of Commerce’s (DOC’s) subsidy determination with the World Trade Organization (WTO). On July 5, 2018, the WTO circulated a panel report finding that the DOC’s practices breached numerous WTO obligations, and improperly included an inflated subsidy rate for non-cooperation in an average rate for other Canadian companies, that were later found to have minimal or no subsidy rates.

Global Affairs Canada issued a news release welcoming the decision by the United States to rescind its duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper and to refund all duties collected.

If you have any questions regarding this notice on rescinding of CVD on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper, Livingston can help!  Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs department at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com