Reuters is reporting that the US Commerce Department announced on Tuesday that preliminary findings in their investigation into Canadian groundwood paper and allegations of illegal market dumping.
Dept. of Commerce imposes duties of up to 22.16% on specific Canadian paper products bound for the US.
The antidumping duties are less than those sought by the Washington state petitioner, the North Pacific Paper Company.
The final decision will not be until at least August 2nd.
The investigation was originally announced last August.
The investigation alleges that Canadian groundwood products used for newspapers were dumped at below-market rates into the United States.
Canadian companies are being accused of receiving unfair subsidies.
Investigations into dumping and countervailing duties are up 96% during Trump’s presidency.
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