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Indonesia postpones stricter regulations
on recovered paper imports

03 Apr 2019 − 

Indonesia has revised a decision concerning recovered paper imports. A 100% pre-shipment inspection rate and a 0.5% contamination limit will not be implemented yet, after all.

Only a few days after announcing stricter regulations for the import of recovered paper to Indonesia set to take effect on 1 April, Indonesian inspection company KSO Sucofindo has reversed all decisions for the time being. The implementation of the changes concerning the inspection rate and the maximum contamination limit of imported recovered paper had been postponed until further notice, inspection company CWM Survey & Inspection, headquartered in Rotterdam, told EUWID.

This means that - as before - only 10% and not 100% of recovered paper shipments to Indonesia must be inspected, a spokesperson confirmed. The originally announced regulation that recovered paper imported into Indonesia may have a maximum impurity content of only 0.5 per cent - as in China - is therefore not taking effect neither. Whether or when these regulations would be implemented was unclear yet, said CWM.

Find the full article and background information on Indonesian recovered paper imports in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 15/2019, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 10 April.

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