ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Jan 2013In January 2013, the government of the United States of America announced a change in financial export support.
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Federal Register notice of January 2, 2013 (Vol.78 No.1) at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-02/html/2012-30923.htm.
On 2 January 2013, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United States invites comments on a proposed Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order. The purpose of the program would be to maintain and expand markets for paper and paper-based packaging. A referendum would be held among eligible manufacturers and importers to determine whether they favor implementation of the program prior to it going into effect. The program would be financed by an assessment on paper and paper-based packaging manufacturers (domestic producers) and importers and would be administered by a board of industry members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The assessment rate would initially be $0.35 per short ton.