WisBusiness: Guv urges ban on dumping of lightweight thermal paper


Gov. Jim Doyle today urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to protect jobs in Wisconsin by stopping the importation of artificially low-priced lightweight thermal paper used for ATM receipts and other applications.

Doyle wrote to Commerce on behalf of Appleton Papers, the largest domestic manufacturer of lightweight thermal paper. It has major operations in Wisconsin.

“These artificially low-priced imports have had a severe, adverse impact on the domestic industry and put at great risk their investments in Wisconsin,” Doyle wrote.

The U.S. Commerce Department is reviewing allegations that manufacturers in Germany and China dumped artificially low-priced lightweight thermal paper into the market and is expected to make a preliminary determination on the matter on May 6.

See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=124428