Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Union seeks duties on imports of Chinese paper
+ -
16:56, September 27, 2009

 Related News
 Fair buyers happy but suppliers complain
 No progress made in Volvo takeover, Ford's CEO
 China to strengthen int'l cooperation in agriculture
 China launches anti-dumping and countervailing investigation into U.S. chicken products
 Don't allow tire dispute to taint ties: Huntsman
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The United Steelworkers in the United States has filed a petition asking for anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese and Indonesian paper products.

This follows the union's success in persuading President Barack Obama to impose tariffs on Chinese tire imports.

But the accusation has little footing, according to analysts, because the Chinese government does not provide subsidies for domestic paper makers.

Leo Gerard, international president of the organization which represents 850,000 workers in metals, mining, paper, rubber and chemicals, confirmed that the union, together with three American companies, had submitted the complaint against Chinese and Indonesian exports of coated paper.

The three companies involved are NewPage Corp, Appleton Coated LLC and Sappi Fine Paper North America.

Gerard estimated that US imports of coated paper had jumped 40 percent from a year earlier in the first half of 2009, and products from China and Indonesia accounted for nearly 30 percent of the US market.

However, according to China's General Administration of Customs, China's exports of coated paper to the US totaled 278,000 tons last year, less than 3 percent of US coated-paper consumption.

"China does not provide subsidies for paper producers," said Li Shixin, an analyst at Guosen Securities Co. "China is not dumping either. The low price is the result of China's cheaper labor costs, as well as the falling price of pulp on the global market since last year."

Li said that if the US government imposed tariffs on Chinese and Indonesian exports of coated paper, it would raise the costs for US producers and make products such as leaflets, magazines and books more expensive for US consumers.

The union said the case is expected to take about a year to complete after the petition is filed with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Commission.

Source:Shanghai Daily

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Indian media stinks up public opinions
Which country has the most beautiful women?
World's top ten most mysterious and horrible spots
How do India's middle school textbooks portray China?
China denies entering other countries' airspace

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved