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Cablegate: Antidumping Investigations of Coated Free Sheet Paper

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PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHRL #1785/01 2640535
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210535Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9337
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC
RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES
RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BERLIN 001785

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/AGS
USITC pass to Lyn Schlitt

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON PGOV SENV ENRG EFIN PREL GM

SUBJECT: ANTIDUMPING INVESTIGATIONS OF COATED FREE SHEET PAPER

REF: STATE 105641

1. Summary: This is in response to Reftel on subject of the USITC
antidumping investigation of coated free sheet paper from China,
Indonesia and Korea.


2. Industry-wide data, as available for coated free sheet paper:

Production quantity, metric tons (value million USD*)

2004 1,838,615 (USD 2,595)
2005 2,487,998 (USD 2,579)
2006 2,481,121 (USD 2,532)

2006 Jan - Jun 1,264,066 (USD 1,288)
2007 Jan - Mar 648,354 (USD 727)


Capacity (quantity)

n/a

Capacity utilization (%)

n/a

Home market shipments

n/a (except production - exports)


Exports quantity metric tons (value million USD*), all markets

2004 151,901 USD 170.367
2005 159,671 USD 179.080
2006 167,982 USD 187.227

2006 Jan - Jun 74,884 USD 70.989
2007 Jan - May 65,159 USD 83.045


Exports to US (quantity, value)

2004 n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a
2006 0 0

2006 Jan - Jun 0 0
2007 Jan - Jun 0 0

Exports to other major markets

n/a

Finished inventories

n/a


No information is available on projected changes in production,
capacity or capacity utilization. No information was obtainable on
intentions or projections for exports to US or other major markets.
There is no indication of anti-dumping tariffs in place on exports
of the product from Germany.


*Exchange rates for EUR - USD conversion:
US Federal Reserve Statistical Release (annual)

2007 1.3726
2006 1.2563
2005 1.2449
2004 1.2438


3. Individual Company Information

Overall, companies did not see an advantage in supplying the data
requested in a dispute that does not involve them, the country where
they produce, or any other aspect of their strategic interests.
Therefore, responses have been very limited, and none of the
companies completed the questionnaire.

Embassy Berlin and Consulates Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt
contacted companies in reftel regarding data on the product under
investigation with the following results:

BERLIN 00001785 002 OF 002

Felix Schoeller Jr. Foto und Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG
(Osnabrueck)
The firm does not produce and does not plan to produce trade coated
free sheet paper.

UPM Nordland Papier (Doerpen)
No response.

Hahnemuhle FineArt GmbH (Dassel)
No response.

Steinbeis Temming Papier GmbH & Co. (Glueckstadt)
The firm does not produce free sheet paper.

Bruecher, Pappen- und Papierfabrik, Verpackungen GmbH (Bensheim)
The firm does not produce coated free sheet paper.

Buettenpapierfabrik (Gmund)
The firm does not produce coated paper.

Cordier Spezialpapier GmbH (Schleipen)
No response.

Felix Schoeller Jr. (Osnabrueck)
No response.

Karl Kurz GmbH (Rosengarten-Tullau)
No response.

Koehler Kehl GmbH (Kehl)
No response.

M-Real Zanders GmbH (Gohrsmuehle)
No response.

Nordland Papier GmbH (Doerpen)
No response.

Papierfabrik August Koehler AG (Baden)
No response.

Pappenfabrik Osternohe (Osternohe)
The firm is no longer in business.

Papierfrabrik Rieger GmbH (Trostberg)
No response.

Papierfabrik Salach GmbH (Salach)
No response.

Papierfabrik Scheufelen (Lenningen)
No response.

Papierfabrik Zerkall Renker & Sohne Gmbh (Huertgenwald)
No response.

Papierfabrik Schoellershammer (Dueren)
No response.

Sappi Alfeld AG (Alfeld)
The branch office forwarded the questionnaire received from USITC to
Sappi's head office at Sappi Alfeld Brussels S.A. to the attention
of Marco Eikelen (email: Marco.Eikelen@sappi.com).

Steinbeis Temmin Papier GmbH (Glueckstadt)
No response.

StoraEnso Fine Paper (Uetersen)
No response.

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