Open consultation on methodology for Log Lines (LL) and Woodfiber and Biomass Markets (WBM)

Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for Log Lines and Woodfiber & Biomass Markets as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until December 7, 2023, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

You can find the current methodology for LL and WBM here.

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading “North America Timber and Biomass Markets Methodology Annual Review, 2023”. Please specify whether your response is confidential. Opinions offered in confidential responses may be referenced but will not be attributed in any way.

Fastmarkets will publish the outcome of this methodology review by December 30, 2023, including a summary of the feedback with the exception of those marked as confidential. Any proposals to make material changes, discontinue, or launch prices will involve a separate market consultation, the length of which will depend on how substantial the change is.

To see all Fastmarkets pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology/forest-products

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