03−06 December 2025
17th International Exhibition & Conference
Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries
Yashobhoomi, Dwarka India
International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC)

New Delhi


11 October 2017

GST, imports dampen paper manufacturing

Paper manufacturers are glad to have gotten past the second quarter, a lean season normally, but aggravated by the demands of a shift to a new tax regime, GST. The industry is also seeing significant imports of copier paper and maplitho, a major concern for the domestic industry, in addition to coated paper, a segment that is traditionally import-dependent. But towards the second half of September, the domestic trade has started settling down to the new tax regime and enquiries from bulk consumers have started ahead of the diary and calendar season.