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press release | 25 Nov.2016

Skills & Qualifications in the Pulp & Paper Sector

Today and tomorrow skill needs of the European Industry require updating the education and...

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position paper | 17 Oct.2016

Review of Directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain roads

We welcome the European Commission’s intention to create a technically interoperable system in

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position paper | 19 Sep.2016

Response to Commission public consultation on reduced VAT rate for e-books and periodicals

Short summary: The proposal to reduce the VAT rate for e-books

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publications | 02 Dec.2016

Paper for Recycling Quality Control Guidelines

The European Standard EN 643, European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling, is the basic document to be used by industry professionals in the buying and selling of paper for recycling. Interested parties should order the EN 643 from their respective national standardisation body1. The standard was revised in 2013 and published in February 2014. It defines what the different grades of paper for recycling can and cannot contain as well as defining prohibited materials and unwanted materials. It also sets maximum tolerance levels by grade for unwanted materials.

Specific agreements between buyer and supplier for grades with special specifications might still be necessary to meet individual requirements. However, general recommendations are needed to facilitate a common understanding of the standard.

To achieve greater harmonisation, to improve the implementation of the EN 643 Standard and to facilitate commercial relationships between paper mills and paper for recycling suppliers, these guidelines contain recommendations regarding paper for recycling quality controls for paper for recycling suppliers and paper mills.

The guidelines can be consulted in English here and French here.

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publications | 28 Nov.2016

Infographic: Cost of EU regulations on European paper industry

A European Commission study on our sector has revealed that over the past 10 years, direct regulatory costs have more than tripled. On average, direct and ETS-related indirect regulatory costs have absorbed more than 40% of the industry’s annual profitability since 2004.

You can download here an easy-to-use infographic demonstrating the findings of the study . 

Full information on the study can be consulted on our website here

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