Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Paper File Folders from China, India, and Vietnam
On November 2, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of paper file folders from the People’s Republic of China (China), India, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam); and a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of paper file folders from India.
Alleged Dumping Rates
Alleged Subsidy Rates
|India||Above de minimis|
de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less that 2% for developing countries
|Event||AD Investigation(s)||CVD Investigation(s)|
|Petition(s) Filed||October 12, 2022||October 12, 2022|
|DOC Initiation(s) Date||November 1, 2022||November 1, 2022|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s) ||November 28, 2022||November 28, 2022|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||March 21, 2023||January 5, 2023|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||June 5, 2023||March 21, 2023|
|ITC Final Determination(s) ||July 20, 2023||May 5, 2023|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||July 27, 2023||April 12, 2023|
Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
 If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4820.30.0040).
The petitioner is the Coalition of Domestic Folder Manufacturers, the members of which are Smead Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Hastings, MN) and TOPS Products LLC (Naperville, IL).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-570-147 for the China AD investigation, A-533-910 and C-533-911 for the India AD and CVD investigations, respectively, and A-552-834 for the Vietnam AD investigation.
Commerce currently maintains 660 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
In the India CVD petition, there are 14 alleged subsidy programs, which we are treating as 12 subsidy programs, including grant programs, tax programs, and loan programs . For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.