No recovered paper exports to Indonesia as of today

22 Nov 2019 − 

Pre-shipment inspections of recovered paper destined for Indonesia have been suspended, meaning that no recovered paper can be exported in that country at the moment. This comes at a time when supply pressure is already high.

As of today, inspection agencies have stopped carrying out pre-shipment inspections of recovered paper to Indonesia. According to a document of one of these agencies sent to its customers, there is an upcoming new regulation ruling waste imports into Indonesia in place now. There will be no pre-shipment inspections "until further notice".

This news hits European recovered paper sellers hard. Supply pressure in several European markets is already very high and merchants are having a hard time finding buyers for their material. For many of them, Indonesia has been an important export destination in recent months, especially since China almost disappeared as a recovered paper buyer in mainland Europe.

This article is an excerpt from our article on the new Indonesian regulation. Read more about the regulation and the effects on the market in EUWID Pulp and Paper no 48, which will be published on 27 November.

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