Dear Directory Publishers,
We were recently informed about an important and time-sensitive issue. Your voice is needed to express opposition to potentially threatening legislation that could impact our industry. (Investigation Numbers 701-TA-584 and 731-TA-1382.)
NORPAC, an independent U.S. based paper company has petitioned the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Canadian uncoated groundwood paper used for directories and newsprint is being unfairly subsidized and “dumped” on domestic markets. The petition is requesting a tariff of 50% on Canadian paper manufacturers.
What This Means to You
The Canadian paper manufacturers are part of an integrated supply chain that supports the directory publishing industry. Domestic supply alone is not sufficient to meet the U.S. demand and the majority of directory stock paper is produced in Canada.
A Canadian tax levy would 1) increase publisher expenses, 2) potentially increase costs to our advertisers reducing our competitiveness against other non-traditional advertising, and 3) ultimately result in industry related job loss in the U.S.
NORPAC employs approximately 260 individuals at one mill located in the Pacific Northwest. By contrast, thousands of directory publishing jobs are located throughout the United States, many in rural areas, and would be at risk should this trade remedy be implemented.
Protect U.S. jobs, companies and cost escalation by emailing or faxing your Senators and House Representatives no later than Thursday, January 4, 2018. (The DOC will make a preliminary determination on this petition on Monday, January 8, 2018.) For your convenience a customizable letter is attached.
www.senate.gov. Click on the “Find Your Senators” tab in the upper left corner.
www.house.gov. Click on the “Find Your Representative” tab in the upper right corner.
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President and CEO
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