U.S. To Eliminate Duties on Imports of Uncoated Canadian Groundwood Paper

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced that U.S. producers have not been materially injured or threatened by imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper often used as newsprint.

The specific USITC product scope in this case included:

  • Paper not coated on either side and has 50 percent or more of its cellulose fiber content consisting of groundwood pulp, including groundwood pulp made from recycled paper, weighing not more than 90 grams per square meter.
  • Groundwood pulp including all forms of pulp produced from a mechanical pulping process.
  • Certain uncoated groundwood paper shipped in any form, including, but not limited to, both rolls and sheets.
  • Certain uncoated groundwood paper including, but not limited to, standard newsprint, high bright newsprint, and book publishing, printing, and writing papers.
  • Paper that is white, off-white, cream, or colored.

As a result of this decision, the U.S. will not issue any formal anti-dumping or countervailing duty orders against imports of this product(s) from Canada. Provisional duties collected to date are expected to be refunded by U.S. Customs.

Please contact your local Delmar International representative or our North American Customs Advisory Services Group for additional information.

Additional references:

USITC Statement

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