Government of Indonesia suspends 100% recycled paper inspections due on 1 April

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The Government of Indonesia has decided to suspend planned recycled paper inspections that were due to begin on 1 April 2019.

It had previously announced that it would introduce a 0.5% contamination threshold on imports of OCC and mixed paper, and introduce 100% inspections on material.

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This would be a similar process to that introduced by China in 2018.

However, the country has now issued a notice to say it it suspending these measures “until further notice”.

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It is understood that the Government of Indonesia will now consult with stakeholders on the best way forward.

Previous rules for checks of a random 10% of loads will now continue as before.

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