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Final Determination in the AD Investigations of Paper File Folders From China, India, and Vietnam

Final Affirmative Determinations in the Antidumping Duty Investigations of Paper File Folders from the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam


On October 2, 2023, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of paper file folders from the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


Final Dumping Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate Cash Deposit Rate (Adjusted for Subsidy Offsets)
China China-wide Entity 192.70% N/A
India Navneet Education Limited 17.22% 13.44%
Kokuyo Riddhi Paper Products Pvt. Ltd. 86.01%* 82.23%*
LGPL Paper Industries Pvt 86.01%* 82.23%*
All Others 17.22% 13.44 %
Vietnam Three-Color Stone Stationary (Viet Nam) Company Limited 97.52% N/A
Vietnam-wide Entity 233.93%* N/A

*Rate is based on Adverse Facts Available.


Case Calendar

Event Date
Petitions Filed October 12, 2022
Commerce Initiation Date November 8, 2022
ITC Preliminary Determinations December 2, 2022
Commerce Preliminary Determinations May 10, 2023
Commerce Final Determinations September 29, 2023
ITC Final Determination* November 13 2023
Issuance of Orders** November 20, 2023

NOTE: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.
*This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from Commerce.
**This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).


Import Statistics

China 2019 2020 2021
Volume (KG) 14,052,685 8,405,967 4,967,936
Value (USD) $44,951,032 $21,922,047 $15,630,721
India 2019 2020 2021
Volume (KG) 2,397,001 2,090,530 3,156,567
Value (USD) $5,502,709 $4,661,927 $7,144,905
Vietnam 2019 2020 2021
Volume (KG) 820,800 4,161,033 6,336,765
Value (USD) $3,098,984 $18,641,978 $21,741,852

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 4820.30.0040).


Other Case Information

  • 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).
  • To date, Commerce maintains 670 AD and countervailing duty orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.