Coated Paper Case Ruling and the Future of Print
By now I’m sure you have all read about last Friday’s ITC ruling in the coated paper case, and the fact that APP (Asia Pulp & Paper) will appeal. Already, the blogosphere is crowded with comments pro and con.
Let me try to add some perspective.
We want free trade, but we want jobs. We don’t want jobs shipped offshore, but we want our cheap imported products from China or Costa Rica or wherever. We can’t have it both ways. What some of us seem to want is the cheap imported goods, as long as our jobs are secure. We buy from Wal-Mart and then complain that our manufacturing base is gone.
Jack Miller is founder and Principal Consultant at Market-Intell LLC, offering Need to Know™ market intelligence in paper, print and packaging. Previously, he was senior consultant, North America, with Pira International.
Known as the Paper Guru, Jack is the former director of Market Intelligence with Domtar, where he also held positions as regional sales manager, territory sales manager and product manager. He has presented at On Demand, RISI’s Global Outlook, PRIMIR, SustainCom World and at various IntertechPira conferences. Jack has written for Printing Impressions, Canadian Printer, Paper 360, PaperTree Letter and Package Printing, along with publishing a monthly e-newsletter, MarketIntellibits.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and has done graduate studies in Statistics and Finance.