PRICING NOTICE: Open consultation on methodology for Asia Recovered Paper and Asia Packaging Paper and Board

Fastmarkets RISI is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for Asia Recovered Paper and Asia Packaging Paper and Board, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until May 20, 2022, 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.

At the same time, to reflect the market situation, Fastmarkets RISI is proposing to discontinue the assessment for whiteback coated duplex board and to change the assessment for Southeast Asia fine paper from monthly to quarterly.

You can find the current methodology for Asia - Recovered Paper and Asia – Packaging Paper and Board here: https://www.risiinfo.com/approach/methodology/price-assessment-methodology/).

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading Asia – Recovered Paper 2022 or Asia – Packaging Paper and Board 2022. 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 May 30, 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.

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