PRICING NOTICE: Open consultation on methodology for North American Graphic Paper

TORONTO, ON, March 26, 2021 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) – Fastmarkets RISI is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for North American Graphic Paper, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until Apr. 26, 2021, 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 methodology for North American Graphic Paper here.

Separately, Fastmarkets RISI is proposing to discontinue assessments of specialty paper prices (UWF 48-g thermal POS non top coated paper, UWF supercalendered kraft release liner label paper, and UWF carbonless CB rolls). These are essentially list prices and therefore not in keeping with Fastmarkets RISI’s other price assessments.

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading “North American Graphic Paper”. 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 May 17, 2021, 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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