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Petition Summary: Paper Shopping Bags from Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam


On May 30, 2023, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Shopping Bags (the “Coalition”) (“Petitioner”) filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of certain paper shopping bags from Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam and the imposition of countervailing duties on imports of certain paper shopping bags from China and India.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise that Petitioner intends to be

included in the scope of these investigations:

The products within the scope of these investigations are paper shopping bags with handles of any type, regardless of whether there is any printing, regardless of how the top edges are finished (e.g., folded, serrated, or otherwise), and regardless of whether the tops can be sealed. Subject paper shopping bags have a width of at least 4.5 inches and depth of at least 2.5 inches.

Excluded from the scope are:

  • Multiwall sacks and bags;
  • Paper sacks or bags that are of a 1/6 or 1/7 barrel size (i.e., 11.5-12.5 inches in width, 6.5-7.5 inches in depth, and 13.5-17.5 inches in height) with flat paper handles;
  • Paper sacks or bags with die-cut handles, a standard basis paper weight of less than 38 pounds, and a height of less than 11.5 inches;
  • Shopping bags (i) with non-paper handles made wholly of woven ribbon or other similar woven fabric and (ii) that are finished with folded tops or for which tied knots or t-bar aglets (made of wood, metal, or plastic) are used to secure the handles to the bags; and
  • Gift bags marked for retail sale that are physically bundled into the saleable unit prior to importation such that each bundled unit is composed of no less than three individual bags and no more than 30 individual bags.

This merchandise is currently classifiable under HTS item numbers 4819.30.0040

and 4819.40.0040.

PETITIONERS

Coalition for Fair Trade in Shopping Bags

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

KING & SPALDING LLP

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20006

(202) 737-0500

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS For a list of importers alleged by the Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed May 30, 2023
DOC Initiation June 19, 2023
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due June 13, 2023
Request to appear at hearing June 18, 2023
Hearing June 20, 2023
Briefs June 25, 2023
ITC Vote July 14, 2023
   
DOC Investigation Schedule:  
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination November 6, 2023
DOC Final Antidumping Determination January 20, 2024
DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination August 23, 2023
DOC Final Countervailing Determination November 6, 2023
   
ITC Final Investigation:  
ITC Final AD Determination March 5, 2024
ITC Final CVD Determination December 21, 2023

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

This information will be released once available.

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

This information will be released once available.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

  2020 2021 2022
Cambodia      
Quantity(tons) 804 2,477 6,041
Value ($) 1,919,910 7,303,416 18,149,670
AUV ($/tons) 2,388 2,948 3,004
China      
Quantity(tons) 90,567 123,662 119,800
Value ($) 255,461,884 346,329,167 383,520,092
AUV ($/tons) 2,821 2,801 3,201
Colombia      
Quantity(tons) 3,940 7,276 8,715
Value ($) 5,436,020 11,090,244 16,781,591
AUV ($/tons) 1,380 1,524 1,926
India      
Quantity(tons) 7,306 21,318 37,083
Value ($) 13,069,152 39,315,826 76,766,326
AUV ($/tons) 1,789 1,844 2,070
Malaysia      
Quantity(tons) 3,096 8,038 7,865
Value ($) 5,628,431 13,735,951  19,275,981
AUV ($/tons) 1,818 1,709 2,451
Portugal      
Quantity(tons) 4,445  7,679 6,997
Value ($) 9,700,539 18,672,084 23,811,031
AUV ($/tons) 2,182 2,432 3,403
Taiwan      
Quantity(tons) 6,133 10,946 12,197
Value ($) 12,591,002 21,519,027 27,082,710
AUV ($/tons) 2,053 1,966 2,220
Turkey      
Quantity(tons) 9,194 14,564 9,232
Value ($) 15,353,127 27,059,683 23,011,914
AUV ($/tons) 1,670 1,858 2,493
Vietnam      
Quantity(tons) 22,952 44,978 50,050
Value ($) 80,621,151 118,279,151 162,149,682
AUV ($/tons) 3,513 2,630 3,240

CONTACT US For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.



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