On June 26, 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) and the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) jointly announced they determined not to impose anti-dumping duty on cut sheet paper originating in Indonesia. The cut sheet paper is uncoated printing paper cut to A4 size or other sizes, and is mainly used for plain paper copies and for commercial printing. Specifically, the questioned cut sheet paper is the ones classified under HS code of 4802.56 and 4802.62.
On May 10, 2012, Japanese paper manufacturing companies (total 8 manufactures) filed an application for the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on cut sheet paper originating in Indonesia to METI and MOF. Both ministries have conducted joint anti-dumping investigation since June 29, 2012, by providing opportunities for interested parties to present evidence and views, and also collected objective evidence through investigations into Indonesian suppliers and other interested parties. After the investigation by both ministries, they found no significant fact of dumping, and decided not to impose anti-dumping duty on the product subject to the investigation on June 26, 2013.