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WINDSOR, QC, May 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) is proud to announce that in recent weeks its Windsor mill has become the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA-PAD) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the importation of wood, wood chips and biomass coming from United States.
The Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA) is a stringent process that provides assurance to federal agencies, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that products, in our case wood fiber, and risk monitoring are all in compliance. The inspection and the control of the product being realized to the facility, the passage to customs is made much more quickly. This makes it easier to import fiber, which represents 25 % of the deliveries to the Windsor mill.
"The Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA) streamlines the current process for suppliers and transporters of fiber from the United States passing through Canadian customs. It reduces the time it takes to cross the border and improves the Windsor mill's ability to compete," notes André Gravel, Fiber Procurement Director at Domtar's Windsor mill.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
SOURCE Domtar Corporation
For further information: MEDIA RELATIONS: Providence Cloutier, Senior Communications Advisor, Domtar Windsor Mill, Tel. : 819-845-2771 poste 58680