COVERAGE NOTE: Open consultation on methodology for North American PPB and RCP

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) – Fastmarkets RISI is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for North American Packaging Paper and Board and North American Recovered Paper, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until Apr. 24, 2020, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

You can find the current methodology for North American Packaging Paper and Board here, and the methodology for North American Recovered Paper here.

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading “NA PPB annual methodology review” or “NA RCP annual methodology review.” Please specify whether your response is confidential. Opinions offered in confidential responses may be referenced but will not be attributed in any way.

Fastmarkets will publish the outcome of this methodology review by Apr. 30, 2020, including a summary of the feedback with the exception of those marked as confidential. Any proposals to make material changes, discontinue or launch prices will involve a separate market consultation, the length of which will depend on how substantial the change is.

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