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Assessment collection packets have been sent by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to those companies funding the Paper and Paper-based Packaging program. As provided in the Final Rule, the assessment calculation period began on March 1. Thus, the first quarter assessments will be for March 1-31. Those assessments are due on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Second quarter and all subsequent assessments will cover the full quarter’s production and import of the covered grades meeting the 100,000 short ton threshold.Learn More
The intent of the Check-off is to improve public perceptions of our products while increasing the sales of paper-based packaging and slowing the decline in demand for printing and writing grades.
Check this page for companies committed to supporting a Paper Check-off.
The proposed order is currently under review at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Once USDA finishes its review, they will provide for a public review of the Order after which the industry referendum will be conducted, affording each included company the opportunity to vote. Additional details and information will be communicated to industry members included in the referendum. Updates on the timing of the USDA review and referendum will be posted here as they become available.
Open Position: Executive Director