ISSUE #0419-SE
Special Edition
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CCTI Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Texan
Dallas, Texas
 May 19-21, 2019

Your annual membership provides you with an array of opportunities that you should take advantage of:
  • Discounts on annual meetings, education sessions
  • Access to the CCTI resource library
  • Discounts on job postings 
  • Access to the Online Member Directory

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In This Issue
Dear CCTI Member, 

For 85 years, CCTI has brought you membership benefits, networking, and industry representation. We are proud of the collective collaboration we offer between industry members who manufacturer composite paperboard cans, containers, tubes, cores, cones, fibre drums, etc. and associate members who supply machinery, adhesives, paperboard, labels, and other services.

As we launch our FY2020 membership drive and gather in May for the 2019 CCTI Annual Meeting, I'm excited to tell you about some additional member benefits available to you in the coming year and hope you plan to take advantage of them by renewing your membership in CCTI. 

I'm sure by now, you are already  familiar  with our informative, monthly member Can Tube Bulletin newsletters, discounted programs, member communications, bi-annual meetings, industry networking opportunities, CCTI Member plant tours and technical committee,  but did you know, several other benefits are available, as part of your CCTI membership?

Trade Shows: CCTI participates as a Tier 1 Partner at PACK EXPO and our members receive special benefits, such as c omplimentary exhibit space, within the CCTI booth for your company information, and free registration to the PACK EXPO trade show and sessions.

Speaking Opportunities:  Supplier and Vendor Members can request the opportunity to tell attendees about their products and services at our membership breakfast presentations during CCTI meetings.

DC Representation:  In addition to ongoing regulatory and legislative monitoring on changes that will impact manufacturing companies, CCTI can arrange meetings with your member of Congress or federal regulatory agency to discuss issues that will impact your business.  Let us help your company be heard on The Hill!  

Marketing and Communications: Did you know we can help spread the word about new products and company information? In addition to sharing information and advertising opportunities, in the Can-Tube Bulletin, CCTI can provide complimentary media lists for the industry and your geographical area, as well as, distribute your press releases on the wire for a nominal fee.  

The CCTI Board of Directors is working hard to expand our programming even more in the coming year.  In addition to great industry meetings coming up in Dallas and Las Vegas, the board has some exciting programs in the works.  Stay tuned for more details! Additionally, we are looking for new board members, so contact me for more information or read the information below.

We know your company budget and bottom line is incredibly important and we thank you for entrusting us with your dues dollars. Don't forget that your membership dues are tax deductible as a necessary business expense, and membership dues can be paid annually, or if you prefer, we can arrange a payment plan on a quarterly or monthly recurring basis to fit your budget.
In addition to receiving access to all the activities listed above, as a member, you will receive CCTI's other benefits and services. 
  • Annual Industry Meetings and Trade Shows 
  • Members Only Website
  • The monthly CanTube Bulletin E-News 
  • "ASK VINNIE" Online Q&A Service
  • Group Health Insurance Discounts 
  • Industry Technical Committee and Documents
  • CCTI Safety Program
  • Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring 
  • Access to Legal Opinions on Industry Issues
  • Industry Safety Recognition Contest 
  • Annual Industry Directory Listing
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  The Membership Renewal Application  can be found at the underlined link and you'll also receive a hard copy in the mail soon.  I look forward to hearing from you, and if I can answer any questions, please do not hesitate to call the CCTI office 703.823.7524, via email at  or directly on my mobile phone at (text/call) at 301.335.2715.

Thank you for your continued support of CCTI and we look forward to seeing you in May.

Andrea Ball
Executive Director
May 19-21, 2019

Deadline to for our special room rate is May 8th!

Click here to  register for the CCTI Annual Meeting to be held at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas on May 19-21, 2019.  We have several exciting things planned and the full agenda will be released in April!

Highlights of the CCTI Annual Meeting include a plant tour of Ox Industries, networking with your colleagues, updates on CCTI's working committees, and several educational sessions to help you run your business efficiently and effectively.  

We hope you'll consider bringing additional staff and guests to enjoy this annual industry gathering at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort! E verything is bigger in Texas and that includes Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Standing on the shores of Lake Grapevine with 4.5 acres of indoor gardens, 10 restaurants, seasonal water park and two pools, this is a resort that could only make its home in The Lone Star State. Conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as Grapevine Mills Mall, LEGOLANDĀ® and several Golf Clubs, this is a destination the entire family will enjoy! 

Room reservations at the Gaylord Texan can be made by clicking here, be sure to reserve your room by May 8th to receive our special rate of $199 per night (plus a $20 resort fee).  

We appreciate your continued commitment to the industry and we look forward to seeing you in Texas. If any of our staff members can be of assistance to you in planning your attendance at the CCTI Annual Meeting,  please contact us at 
Golf Tournament Players Wanted!

Join your CCTI Colleagues for a round of golf at the annual CCTI Golf Tournament at the Bear Creek Golf Club! Email to register.
Time: 9:00am on 5/21
Price: $150 per player

Includes tournament fee, boxed meal, awards, and bragging rights for participants.  Club rentals and a beer cart are available on an individual basis. 
brand_name.jpgIndustry Directory Updates 
& Advertising Opportunities!

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
New York City council imposes five-cent fee on paper bags as part of plastic ban

The choice isn't paper or plastic any more-it's bring your own  bag, or pay more.  That's because the  City Council  passed legislation Thursday imposing a nickel surcharge on paper grocery bags. The bill dovetails with a new state policy that banned  plastic bags  and allows localities to place a tax on tree-based sacks, and split the resulting revenues with Albany.

In 2016 the city had voted to place a five-cent fee on paper and plastic alike but Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature blocked the bill under pressure from conservative forces.  Crains New York Business - Council imposes five-cent fee on paper bags
US Paper Shipments Down 1.2% in March 

The American Forest & Paper Association released its March 2019 U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on April 16.  Total Packaging Papers shipments were down 1.2 percent from March 2018 and essentially flat year-to-date. Bag & Sack shipments were down 1.0 percent year-to-date; Multiwall shipments were up 1.7 percent; Food Wrapping shipments were up 1.5 percent; and Converting shipments were down 2.2 percent. The operating rate for March increased to 90.5 percent compared to 89.5 percent in February. Inventories decreased 3.5 percent from February and were 8.0 percent lower than the same month last year.

CCTI Fall Meeting, September 26-27 
Early Bird Registration Open!
If you'd like to plan ahead for the fall, we have confirmed the CCTI 2019 Fall Meeting in Las Vegas on September 26-27, immediately following Pack Expo.

W e have special room rates at the Las Vegas Marriott near the convention center and three blocks from the strip, that will be valid during the Pack Expo show or over the weekend. Click here to book online! Our special $159 rate will be available until August 29, 2019.  This all suite property offers extra room to relax after a long day of meetings

Registration is now open by clicking here.  Make plans to attend and watch for more information to be announced later in the summer regarding speakers and activities.

Are you a CCTI member?  Share your company news with the industry in our newsletter and on our website as a member benefit. We want to tell your story!
Email it to for inclusion!

Do you know someone who would be an excellent candidate for the CCTI Board of Directors? 

CCTI is currently accepting nominations for the CCTI Board of Directors.  CCTI membership must be current and a slate will be presented at the CCTI Annual Meeting for consideration by the membership. 

To nominate a names and contact information to by May 4th for consideration.  Self nominations are also accepted!  

The nominee must accept the nomination in writing, prior to their name being place on the official ballot.  Board members are expected to maintain their CCTI membership, attend and participate in meetings, and serve on the board for a 3 year term.
China Terminates Duties on Dissolving Pulp Imports from the US, Canada, and Brazil

China has terminated anti-dumping duties (ADD) on viscose-grade dissolving pulp (DP) imports from the USA, Canada, and Brazil that have been in place since 2014. China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) canceled the duties, effective April 4, according to market participants in China.  MOFCOM had slapped mostly 13-17% duties on imported DP since April 2014, after its final ruling determined "there was dumping of the product" and that its domestic industry was "substantially damaged" as a result.

China's imported DP duties ranged from 13% on DP from American producers, 17% on Canadian imports, and a lower 6.8% rate on Brazilian imports.  MOFCOM terminated the import duties a year after deciding to  continue them  in April 2018, when it concluded a re-investigation of its original 2014 decision. Last year's continuation came despite a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report that had sided with Canada's complaint that China failed to demonstrate how DP imports had caused injury to its domestic industry.

While DP imports from Canada and Brazil no longer face the higher duty rates, a 5% tariff remains in place on US market pulp producers' exports. That tariff impacts all grades of wood pulp.

As first reported in September, China slapped 5-10% duties on $60 billion worth of US imports - including market pulp - in retaliation after the Trump Administration imposed new tariffs on Chinese imports. Since then, MOFCOM has applied 5% tariffs on 10 grades of US-produced wood pulp, and 10% tariffs on recycled pulp imports.

China's broader tariffs on US imports went into effect on Sept. 24, 2018. In recent weeks, the US and China have reportedly begun working on a new trade deal that could end the tariffs on many imports by late May.


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