COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to US SOP, SWL Assessments for Export to Asia – Final Decision

BEDFORD, MA, Jul 6, 2018 (PPI Global) – Following market consultation, RISI would like to confirm the following changes to its US recovered paper coverage with effect from October 2018:

PPI Pulp & Paper Week:

  • Discontinue assessments of US Sorted Office Paper CFR delivered to China and US Sorted (Post-Consumer) White Ledger CFR Asia (price IDs 1044 and 1031, and 1045 and 1032, respectively).

The proposed change is necessary to streamline RISI’s coverage of recovered paper in PPI Pulp & Paper Week and sister publication PPI Asia. US PPI Pulp & Paper Week/OBM will continue to report pricing on an FAS basis at main US ports for both Sorted Office Paper exported to China and for the Sorted (Post-Consumer) White Ledger exported to Asia. PPI Asia will continue to report prices for Sorted Office Paper CIF China.

For comments and queries, please email, indicating “SOP/SWL to China” in the subject line of the email.

For more on RISI’s Recovered Paper methodology, please see here.

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