Cycle Link UK managing director Craig Robinson has said that recovered fibre exporters are increasingly paying more for good quality material.
Speaking at the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference in Oxford last week, he noted that there have been increased inspections at UK ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp and also at Chinese ports.
As a result, exporters had to increasingly ensure quality was top of the agenda and were now prepared to pay a premium for the best material.
He said: “Exporters are pricing quality into quotas to suppliers including how stable the quality of the material from the supplier is.”
In his presentation, he also warned that rumours continue to circulate that China intends to band mixed paper imports, but there has been no official confirmation as yet.