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U.S. Duties on Thermal Paper From Germany Draw Legal Challenges

Jan. 24, 2022, 5:49 PM

Foreign producers and U.S. importers filed complaints with a federal trade court arguing that new duties on certain thermal paper from Germany should be lowered or eliminated, while U.S. paper manufacturers argued they should be raised.

The U.S. recently reimposed antidumping duties on imports from Germany of thermal paper, which is typically used in retail receipts. The Commerce Department calculated a dumping margin and corresponding duty rate of 2.9% for Papierfabrik August Koehler SE. This margin was then applied to other German producers and exporters which weren’t individually examined by the department.

Papierfabrik’s successor Koehler Oberkirch GmbH filed a complaint ...

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