RISI VIEWPOINT: Great uncertainty in the global recovered paper markets
By Hannah Zhao, Senior Economist, Recovered Paper, RISI
This year has proved to be challenging for the global recovered paper markets. The markets have been extremely volatile in most of the key regions for several reasons. In addition to the basic demand and supply dynamics in each region, China has once again been playing a key role in the recent global market turbulence.
The China General Administration of Customs announced the National Sword 2017 program in February 2017 to crack down illegal solid waste imports, including recovered paper. Then during the 34thmeeting of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform held ...