The European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL
The European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL, in short EPIS, is an international non-profit organization consisting of companies producing chemical or mechanical market pulps.
EPIS is currently comprised of 14 full members and 5 associate members.
The purpose of the European Pulp Industry Sector Association is to benefit its members and third parties, and to collect, process and distribute statistics regarding chemical and mechanical market pulp production, shipments, and inventories, all in accordance with the details and periodicity pre-determined by the members collectively.
To this end, EPIS will do the following:
market research and studies on both the short and long term outlook for supply and demand of products of the industry;
general technical information, including the creation or modification of international standards for industry products;
a better understanding of the progress made by the industry and of the benefits arising from the use of its products;
its members, international organizations and the general public about industry activities via scientific studies, documentation and publications of common interest, in order to make known the progress achieved by the industry, its products and their use, namely with respect to public health and environment;
the common interests of its members vis-à-vis international organizations and public authorities, as well as represent them in discussions with such organizations or authorities.
EPIS works in close collaboration with CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, based in Brussels.
GENERAL TRADE RULES FOR WOOD PULP were developed together with UTIPULP in 2014. You can find them here.