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CCTI Annual Meeting 
June 3-4 , 2020
Nashville, TN

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Dear Members,
The Composite Can and Tube Institute has been closely monitoring the latest developments and guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with our allied association partners. We continue to consult with government, allied groups and health agencies and our plans continue to adapt to the changing circumstances.
The health of our members, their families and employees are our top priority, and we will continue to support your association needs during this challenging time.  We will also monitor the latest developments and consult with the board of directors, to make decisions in the best interest of our members and the association with regard to the annual meeting in June.
Currently, the CCTI Annual Meeting Registration is open on the website and we encourage you to continue with your plans to attend this event on June 3-4 in Nashville, as we anticipate a national recovery by that time. However, if public health direction dictates postponing the event, we will offer refunds or future credit based on your needs.
Know that we are here to connect you with manufacturing and business resources, and we are offering our support to NAM in drafting the  National Manufacturing Coronavirus policy recommendations, so  manufacturers can operate safely and efficiently at this time.  

Our office is still operational and our staff is working to support your association needs.  Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. My mobile phone is 301-335-2715 and I invite you to contact me directly or reach out to the office via email  or phone, if we can be of assistance.  
We greatly appreciate your continued loyalty and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation. We look forward to hopefully seeing you in June and remind everyone to please take all necessary precautions and stay safe and well.
Our prayers are with all of those impacted by COVID-19 directly.
Andrea Ball
CCTI Executive Director
CCTI is an active member of the NAM Council of Associations and we are closely monitoring legislative and regulatory actions that will help our members during this time.  We will continue to update you as developments occur. If you have questions or input, please reach out to us.

Manufacturing  Associations Ask for $1.4 Trillion 
Manufacturing Resiliency Fund
Congress is already working on a "phase three" relief bill, and on Wednesday, the NAM and the Council of Manufacturing Associations, of which CCTI is a member, called for Congress to provide a $1.4 trillion "Manufacturing Resiliency Fund" to provide loans so that small and medium-sized manufacturers can access desperately needed liquidity. The fund is one of many targeted proposals in the expanded COVID-19 Policy Action Plan Recommendations , released Wednesday, guiding Congress and federal agencies in the response-on everything from producing protective equipment, declaring manufacturing essential business, ensuring economic security for workers and more. If our Congressional leaders continue to move swiftly and boldly, manufacturers will be able to rise to this challenge and keep our country healthy and our economy strong.  We encourage you to reach out to your Senators and Congressional Representatives directly, to share your needs and ideas.
NAM and Allied Groups Calls for Manufacturing to Be Declared Essential Business
Today, the NAM and allied manufacturing groups, including CCTI, called on governors and local leaders to designate all manufacturing facilities, supply chains and their employees as "essential infrastructure" and "essential businesses" to ensure clear, consistent and more uniformly aligned guidance. There have been many well-intentioned actions to shutter all businesses in certain localities, and the result has adversely impacted operations for the supply chain. The NAM is also developing resources to help manufacturers clarify their essential function in the coronavirus response.
Senate Passes, President Signs "Phase Two" Relief Bill
Late Wednesday, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second aid bill to address the COVID-19 pandemic. It creates a new emergency paid leave program under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Private employers, including manufacturers, with under 500 employees are required to provide paid time off for a wide range of circumstances related to COVID-19 for up to 12 weeks. It also creates new, temporary (through Dec. 31, 2020) refundable tax credits for the paid leave requirements. These credits are limited in amount and only available to companies with fewer than 500 employees.

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CCTI is Nashville Bound for the 2020 Annual Meeting & CMA Fest!

Get ready to scoot your boots and mark your calendar to join CCTI for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN!  

Join us June 3-4, 2020 at the beautiful Gaylord Resort in Nashville. The CCTI meeting will be held minutes from the airport and only 15 minutes from all the fun and festivities of CMA Fest!  

Best of all, our CCTI special room rate of $239 is available
during CMA Fest too!  Click here to book your room now! Bring your family and come for the networking and educational meetings, but plan to stay for some country sized fun!
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Fastmarkets RISI European conference: Covid-19 to temporarily derail pulp market rebalancing

The global pulp market seemed to be reaching a turning point in recent weeks in terms of rebalancing a significant inventory overhang, but the picture has changed with the spread of the Covid-19 virus in China and around the world, Fastmarkets RISI's vice president, fiber, David Fortin said in an opening day presentation yesterday at Fastmarkets RISI's 2020 European conference in Lisbon. The rapidly changing situation means the rebalancing that had been underway in the pulp market has been derailed for the moment, according to Fortin.

The impact of the current situation on the pulp and paper market in China will involve several aspects, Fortin said, including weaker end-use demand, limitations on domestic production, supply chain disruptions and inventory bottlenecks. Taken together, these developments could offset recent supply-side disruptions in the pulp market and result in a wider bottom. Even if the Covid-19 situation might be plateauing in China now, it will be quite some time before all of the above issues are worked out in the country, he added.

Chinese port inventories remain stubbornly elevated, Fortin noted, and a combination of stronger consumption and further supply constraints will be necessary for the inventory correction in the broader market to be completed. Disruptions to the supply chain in China coupled with elevated stock levels in Europe could delay or even reverse any near-term correction, he cautioned.

Given all this, we may see a "narrow U-shaped or V-shaped" recovery once governments around the world get a better handle on the situation, Fortin said.
Pulp demand could inch ahead of supply again in 2020 depending on the pace of the inventory correction and macroeconomic developments. Risks largely revolve around the inventory level issue and the health of the Chinese economy as well as the outcome of the US-China trade war and of course the looming threat of recession fueled by the Covid-19 fallout.
China issues tiny round of RCP quotas; sole recipient is specialty paper firm

China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment has issued a new round of recovered paper import permits amounting to just 510 tonnes, benefitting one small company.
Guangdong Tonli Customization, a specialty paper producer which operates a mill in Yunfu, Guangdong, received the quota in the fourth batch issued for this year, on March 7.

The ministry has released a total of 3.21 million tonnes of licenses for 2020 so far, down 41.9% from the 5.54 million tonnes granted by around the same time last year.

China aims to ban the import of RCP altogether next year, with the permits issued for this year expected to be slashed to around 6.5 - 7 million tonnes - a significant cut from last year's 10.7 million tonnes.

The aggressive cut has led to demand for domestic Chinese collections inflating, with prices staying high.
The dire need for RCP has prompted overseas suppliers to anticipate that the Chinese government will reconsider the RCP ban and allow imports to continue next year to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak on the Chinese industry.

However, sources indicated that there is no sign of such a policy change in the country, and manufacturers are bracing themselves for the impact of the ban, with top packaging producers investing in recycled pulp capacity in the USA and Southeast Asia.
Have you renewed you CCTI FY2020 Member dues? We appreciate your continued support of your industry organization. If you need assistance with your dues renewal, please let us know.

Simply click here for the FY2020  CCTI Membership Renewal Application or contact the CCTI office at 703.823.7524 or via email at
Industry Directory Updates 
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It's that time of year, CCTI is currently updating the Annual Industry Directory!  Additionally, for the first time,  CCTI is offering advertising in the publication to help connect your company brand with the industry!  Several opportunities are available, click here  for more information on special member advertising rates or to update your listing!  You can also contact the office for more information. Email us at or call 703.823.7524


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