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(Switzerland) Indonesia has launched a trade dispute against South Africa at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), challenging South Africa's imposition of duties against cheap imports of paper...
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(USA) Some Chinese producers of lightweight thermal paper face duties of nearly 133 percent imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce because the agency found evidence that the firms exported the products into the country at prices below fair value...
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(Vietnam) Paper and pulp imports increased sharply in the first four months of 2008, while big paper plants are running at full capacity. However, paper processing companies still complain that they cannot buy paper for production.
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(USA) Export orders for North American newsprint declined in March, adding to the downward demand trend domestically and causing inventories to grow, according to data released today by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC).
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(Russia/Finland) Russia's plans to increase export duties on its wood could jeopardise 25,000 jobs in Finland, the head of the Forest Industries Federation in the country has warned.
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(India) The recent Union Budget, spiralling prices of raw materials and the cartelisation of craft paper mills have put the corrugated box industry in dire straits. Now, the industry is considering a moderate price rise for end products, said an office-bearer of corrugated box manufacturers' body.
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(Bangladesh) Newspaper owners have requested Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed to waive the existing 15 percent VAT on newsprint in the wake of unusual price hike of printing paper on the international market...
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(China) China bought 8.47 million tons of paper pulp from abroad last year, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent, valued at $5.55 billion, up 26.3 percent.
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(USA) The Finnish forest industry is facing difficulties with high wood costs and the prospect of sharply reduced log supply from Russia in the coming years. The industry has already started to alter their log procurement strategy by increased imports from other countries...
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(USA/China) The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision announced to impose preliminary countervailing duties on government subsidized imports of lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from China in a trade case filed by Appleton Papers, Inc...
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(USA/China) The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its preliminary decision to apply the U.S. anti-subsidy law to imports of lightweight thermal paper from China. Preliminary decision determined that certain Chinese producers and exporters of lightweight thermal paper received...
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(India) "The corrugated box industry will be adversely hit by the excise duty of 14 per cent proposed in the union budget" said Mr Hemant Saraogi, president of Eastern India Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ Association...
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(Pakistan) LCCI President Mohammad Ali Mian has urged the government to cut import duty on paper and paperboard and bring it to 10 percent by categorising it semi finished raw material for printing, converting and packaging.
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(Portugal) Portuguese paper and pulp maker Portucel has said that it expects to boost revenue from exports to 1.280 billion euros ($1.95 billion) by 2010 from 950 million last year as it begins operations at a new paper mill. Portucel, one of Europe's top five producers of uncoated wood-free paper
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(India) he paper industry has sought a cut in excise duty on paper and paperboards and withdrawal of customs duty on import of environment-friendly manufacturing machinery in the forthcoming federal budget...
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(Finland/Russia/EU) Russia's plan to raise duties on roundwood exports could deal a big blow to the eastern Finnish economy, forcing thousands out of work, according to a study.
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(Finland) Pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso says that it is not certain that the export tariffs imposed by Russia on unrefined timber will fully take effect. Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen believes that a compromise can be reached on the matter to secure wood supplies for Finnish pulp...
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(India) The Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA) has urged the Government to take necessary action to control the increasing raw material cost and rationalise tax structure to dovetail the growth in the industry.
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(Philippines) Gerry Lim, president of Philippine Notebook and Pads Manufacturers Association and executive vice president of Sterling Paper Group of Companies, said smuggling and cheap importation from China have adversely affected the operations of local paper manufacturers.
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(Vietnam) Vietnam may have to import more than 1 million tonnes of paper this year, said Vo Sy Dong, General Director of the Viet Nam Paper Corporation...
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