US DOC's final decision on lightweight thermal paper imports from Germany finds Koehler gave false and incomplete information; after Court of International Justice confirmation, antidumping duties can be imposed on Koehler for Nov. 1, 2009-Oct. 31, 2010
June 17, 2014
– U. S. Government confirms fraudulent behavior by Papierfabrik August Koehler AG
Appvion, Inc. applauded the final redetermination results issued by the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the remand of the second administrative review of the antidumping order on imports of lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from Germany.
The Department found that Papierfabrik August Koehler AG (Koehler) intentionally provided fraudulent and incomplete information regarding its home market sales during the period from November 2009 to October 2010.
The Department noted in its decision that “because we cannot determine whether any other misrepresentations exist on the record with regard to Koehler’s full universe of sales, and because we find Koehler’s reported data are otherwise unreliable as a result of Koehler’s concealment of certain of home market sales data, we are unable to rely upon the data Koehler reported in this segment. Furthermore, we find that Koehler deliberately provided false information, despite the fact that Koehler and its representatives certified to the accuracy and completeness of such information.”
Once affirmed by the Court of International Trade, the Department’s finding paves the way for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect antidumping duties at a rate of 75.36 percent on all imports from Koehler for the period November 1, 2009, to October 31, 2010.
Appvion creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and Encapsys® microencapsulation technology. The Company produces thermal, carbonless, security, digital specialty, coated specialty, and Encapsys products. Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 1,700 people and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit www.appvion.com.