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  • May 20, 2016 11:01

Most EU countries comply with EUTR obligations

This month the European Commission has updated the table with information on the state of implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) by the EU Member States. The table regards whether the member countries have complied with their obligations provided under the EUTR... [more...]

  • May 20, 2016 08:35

Production in construction down by 0.9% in euro area

In March 2016 compared with February 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2016, production in construction fell by 0.6% in both zones... [more...]

  • May 13, 2016 08:53

Logsize – new mobile application to measure logs

Fordaq launches Logsize, a new Android mobile application to measure log stacks. Users download the app on a tablet, take a picture of the log stack and the app then identifies the GPS position of the stack, counts the number of logs, measures the diameter of the logs and the volume of the log stack... [more...]

  • May 16, 2016 09:32

Rush to biomass procurement in Japan

A sharp increase of the number of wood biomass power generation plants in Japan resulted in the expansion of the fuel supply provided by large trading Japanese companies... [more...]

  • May 16, 2016 10:42

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2016

With one major exception, trading in US framing lumber species was steady to active. Western and Eastern S-P-F set the pace with double-digit gains in the narrows of random dimension and studs. In the West, green Douglas Fir caught a wave of demand, while sales of dry framing picked up and posted at least modest gains. The major exception was Southern Pine; prices were vulnerable... [more...]

  • May 20, 2016 14:04

US: Anti-dumping duty on Chinese wooden bedroom furniture

The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a final determination of the antidumping duty to be applied to Chinese wooden bedroom furniture imports... [more...]

  • May 16, 2016 08:28

CE Marking for Brazilian MDF

ABIMCI (Brazilian Association of MechanicallyProcessed Timber Industry) has expanded the scope of its CE certification scheme to certify companies that are seeking to export MDF panels to markets in Europe... [more...]

  • May 17, 2016 14:23

China: Logs & sawnwood imports driven up by real estate development

The rapid development of China’s real estate sector in the first quarter of this year has promoted the growth of domestic demand for wood products... [more...]

  • May 19, 2016 10:05

Ukrainian EPAL pallets counterfeiters identified

The European Pallet Association has made a major breakthrough in the battle against counterfeiters of EPAL Euro pallets. Thanks to the extensive teamwork of the EPAL representation in Ukraine and the independent inspection company Bureau Veritas, it has been possible to identify a producer of illegal EPAL pallets. In a joint campaign with the local police force, Bureau Veritas and Ukrainian lawyers, EPAL located and seized large quantities of counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets, as well as counterfeit branding plates... [more...]

  • May 19, 2016 12:00

Linden Lumber to сlose its hardwood flooring division

Linden Lumber, LLC is closing its hardwood flooring division effective May 17. As a result, its work force will be reduced by 37 employees... [more...]

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