Akin Gump Secures Favorable Ruling for British Columbia in Paper Import Case

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump has secured a big win on behalf of the Canadian province of British Columbia in a trade subsidy case that lasted roughly two years involving imports to the United States of supercalendered, i.e., high-quality glossy, paper from Canada.

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the results of an expedited review, and Catalyst Paper Corp., the sole paper producer located in British Columbia, received a de minimis subsidy rate and was revoked from the case. As a result, Catalyst is the only producer in Canada that is no longer subject to countervailing duties, while all of its Canadian competitors are subject to duties.

Akin Gump international trade partner Spencer Griffith led the team representing British Columbia. He was joined by partner Bernd Janzen and associate Shana Hofstetter.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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