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(USA) - According to the American Forest & Paper Association’s November 2010 Printing-Writing Paper Report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 2% in November compared to November 2009. Two of the four major printing-writing grades posted increases compared to las...
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(USA/China/Indonesia) "Department of Commerce Preliminary Ruling Just One Step in Long Process": APP
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Appleton Coated, NewPage, Sappi, and the United Steelworkers (USW) received the good news from the commerce department late yesterday. The full press release is helpful and available here at, News Release – 030210 – Trade Case FINAL . In summary…
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(India--Feb 23, 2010-(PTI)- Indian paper industry today failed to get any relief from the Delhi High Court over the government's decision of not imposing safeguard duty on imports of coated paper and paper board.



A division bench Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul declined
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Makowhiteness has recently released a Newsletter describing the export volumes of Optical Brightener from China and India over the period 2002 to 2007. It can be seen that the volumes have increased rapidly from 2004 onwards and that China has increased more rapidly in exports than India over the s
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(Vietnam) Vu Ngoc Bao, Secretary General of the Vietnam Paper and Pulp Association (VPPA), said that the demand for newsprint, writing paper, packaging and tissue paper have increased by 10, 14, 11 and 23 percent, respectively...
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(Bangladesh) Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (Noab) yesterday urged the government to continue zero tariff on import of newsprint for the sake of newspaper industry...
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(Canada) The European Union and two South American countries have asked the U.S. government to close a tax loophole worth as much as $8 billion to U.S. pulp companies...
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(USA) The main players in Nanaimo's forest industry share concerns about excessive taxation with Catalyst Paper, a company involved in escalating disputes in four coastal towns...
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(USA) By adding diesel fuel to the black liquor, paper companies produce a mixture that qualifies for the mixed-fuel tax credit, allowing them to burn "black liquor into gold," as a JPMorgan report put it...
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(USA)Two years in Washington have started to make me feel jaded. I've come to expect that even nobly conceived laws will be manipulated and distorted for private ends. But once in a while I hear a story that gives me the queasy feeling that I'm nowhere near cynical enough...
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(USA) Thanks to an obscure tax provision, the United States government stands to pay out as much as $8 billion this year to the ten largest paper companies. And get this: even though the money comes from a transportation bill whose manifest intent was to reduce dependence...
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(Canada) Catalyst Paper Corporation will benefit from continued tax reductions at its Powell River division. City of Powell River council voted at the March 19 meeting to reduce major industrial taxation by $250,000 a year over the next four years, a continuation of the $1-million...
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(India) The Rs 6,000-crore corrugated box industry has demanded a 10 per cent waiver of import duty on kraft paper to bring domestic prices down...
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(Pakistan) Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) and import of finished paper products in the name of waste paper, under misquoting and false declaration by the commercial importers, is causing hardships for paper manufacturing industry, chairman Pakistan Pulp Paper and Board Mills Association...
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(Kenya) The proposal to increase tariffs on paper products by 10 per cent is causing acute discomfort to paper converters with many promising layoffs and price increases for basic commodities...
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(Bangladesh) Bangladesh paper Mills Association (BPMA) has urged the government to waive import duty on the raw materials for paper industries. BPMA convener Mostafa Jamal Mohiuddin made the plea to the government during a pre-budget meeting with the National Board of Revenue...
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Finland, traditionally, obtained half its wood fiber needs by importing Russian Spruce, Pine and Larch logs. China also counted on low cost logs when it significantly expanded its newsprint industry to 12.5 million mt/year. Then, in 2007 Mr. Putin announced an increased tariff (duty) on all logs...
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(India) Indian government has announced Customs duty exemptions for the newspaper and magazine publishing industry, which has been hit by the current economic slowdown...
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(Vietnam) Vietnam will raise the import tariff on newsprint paper to 29% from 20%, effective Monday, Feb. 16...
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