H. RES. 1699
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010
Mr. Kagen submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that foreign countries have engaged in unfair trade practices in the United States with regards to paper products.
Whereas the ability of the United States paper industry to remain competitive has been undercut by the dumping of illegal foreign paper imports into the domestic market;
Whereas, on November 10, 2008, the United States International Trade Commission found, in agreement with the United States Department of Commerce, that lightweight thermal paper from China and Germany was being illegally dumped into the United States market;
Whereas, on September 21, 2010, the United States Department of Commerce made the determination that certain coated papers from China and Indonesia were being illegally dumped into the United States market; and
Whereas the International Trade Commission has imposed increased tariffs on paper products for which it has determined were intentionally undercutting the ability of United States paper manufacturers to be competitive in a global market: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
encourages the International Trade Commission to give the same consideration to the pending determination of certain coated paper products as it had previously in the case of lightweight thermal paper;
supports the ongoing efforts of the United States paper industry to ensure that competition within the global paper market is kept on a level playing field; and
recognizes the importance and vital contributions of the United States paper industry to innovation, employment, and the very fabric of life in the United States.