APP Confident Position Will Be Vindicated
The U.S. Department of Commerce ranted and unfairly limiting competi- expected to be released in September
released the preliminary results in tion would be un-American. It would along with the final ruling on anti-
its countervailing duty (CVD) hurt printers, publishers and every- dumping.
investigation of coated paper from one in America who consumes fin-
China and Indonesia. ished coated paper products. We will The last phase of the case takes place in
continue our work to have this case October or early November, when the
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a major rejected on the merits. This process is U.S. International Trade Commission
exporter of coated paper from like the Super Bowl, you can’t predict will determine if the U.S. paper indus-
China and Indonesia, expressed disap- the final score based on what’s hap- try has been harmed.
pointment with the initial findings. The pened in the first quarter.”
coated paper under investigation is Only an affirmative ruling at that time
typically used for printing multicolored Based on recent requests made by would lead to the imposition of an AD/
graphics for catalogues, books, maga- the petitioners, the Department of CVD duty order on the coated paper in
zines, labels and wraps, greeting cards Commerce’s final ruling on CVD is question from China and Indonesia.
and other items requiring high-quality
Bowe Bell + Howell Files
APP said it remains confident that
when Commerce has fully considered
Two New Patent Applications
all of the facts, the preliminary margins Bowe Bell + Howell filed two new pat- MAILStream Inveloper, the
will be reduced or eliminated. ent applications supporting the BBH speed at which the new
MAILStream Inveloper, a finishing technology can be implemented,
“This is a disappointing preliminary system that produces improvements in and the rapid acceleration of ROI
decision,” said Terry Hunley, acting throughput and efficiency while deliv- enabled through this innovative
president, APP Americas, “but it is a ering reductions in production costs, technology,” continued Van Gorp.
long process and Commerce is still waste and environmental impact. “We are convinced the MAILStream
gathering and analyzing all the facts. At Inveloper
the end of the day we expect a signifi- will be an
cant improvement in these preliminary industry
subsidy findings, and confirmation game changer,
again that the U.S. industry has not and are con-
been injured and is therefore not enti-