EU bans imports of wood pulp, including CTMP, from Russia as it expands sanctions; bans are effective April 9, and include imports of some grades of kraft paper, including uncoated kraft paper, paperboard

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LOS ANGELES , April 12, 2022 () –

The European Union has again expanded sanctions against Russia in response to the country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

In its fifth sanction package, published April 8, the EU banned imports from Russia of wood pulp from both mechanical and chemical pulping processes, including Chemi-ThermoMechanical Pulp or CTMP, some grades of kraft paper, including uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, along with wood and wood products.

The ban took effect on April 9, though there are exceptions for existing contracts, which will have a transition period until July 10.

The primary source for this article is Euwid, Gernsbach, Germany, published April 12, 2022. To read the original article, click here. (Full report access may require a Euwid subscription.)

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