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  • October 20, 2014 08:05

    Brazil develops Reverse Logistics Plan

    The wood and furniture sector of Paraná State has developed a Reverse Logistics Plan (RLP). Reverse logistics defines all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. It is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient cost effective flow of raw materials... [more...]

  • October 17, 2014 09:21

    EC emphasises commitment to enforce EU Timber Regulation

    In an article in the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) newsletter, the EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik re-emphasised the Europe's strong commitment to the EUTR and determination to ensure effective enforcement across the continent. Mr Potocnik observes that while EUTR has been fully applicable since March 2013, a scoreboard recently published by the European Commission, shows significant outstanding compliance gaps. While all but one Member State have designated competent authorities to coordinate enforcement of the Regulation, nine Member States have as of yet not adopted rules on applicable penalties for infringement. And 11 are not ready to check whether operators and monitoring organisations fulfil their obligations [more...]

  • October 16, 2014 13:58

    Lithuania: Roundwood prices on the rise

    The declining trend in Lithuanian roundwood prices which started in April stopped in July. Except spruce, prices for all sawlogs picked up as compared to the previous month. Moreover, prices for almost all assortments are well above the levels of last year. The price of pine, birch and alder are higher over July by between €0.50 and almost €3 per cubic meter (for birch). Noticeable is the surprising price surge for small-sized softwood, which is almost €10/m3 more expensive as compared to June... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 10:30

    Myanmar: teak and hardwood prices at latest auctions

    The Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) offered for sale around 7,000 tons of teak logs and baulks of various hardwoods on 26 September... [more...]

  • October 15, 2014 08:48

    Switzerland: Roundwood prices stable in October

    Switzerland's Wood Market Commission (HMK) has, at its meeting on 13 October, marked the October price for roundwood. Demand for softwood sawlogs in the Swiss sawmill industry remains intact, despite difficult and uncertain lumber markets. The Commission recommends a guide price for spruce 2b of... [more...]

  • October 14, 2014 11:15

    Africa: EU demand unlikely to expand in final quarter

    Producers are satisfied with the current order book positions and consider these as about normal levels for this time of year. They are now more confident about log supplies and have indicated they could meet any increase in demand from EU buyers should they begin to restock. However, producers are not expecting any significant change in the flow of orders from Europe. The Ukraine conflict and sanctions on Russia are beginning to weaken the economies of some EU member states, particularly Germany and France, compounding the impact of the depressed construction sector in many EU member states... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 11:58

    PEFC recognizes Indonesian forest certification system IFCC

    The PEFC forest certification system has officially recognized the Indonesian Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 09:09

    Belgium to tighten phytosanitary rules

    As of January 15, 2015 Belgium wants to tighten the rules for the issuance of phytosanitary certificates, for the export of wood logs, originating from Member States to third counties. Currently only the sulfuryl difluoride (trade name: Profume) is approved for the treatment of wood logs before shipping (pre-shipment). The requirements of the importing country should, where appropriate, be followed... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 15:10

    Vietnam: Exports of wood products on the rise

    Exports of wood products from Vietnam jumped 13.5 percent to US$4.41 billion in the first nine months of this year, confirming by now expectations launched at the beginning of this year by Vietnamese officials, which were estimating a 13 percent rise in forestry exports for the whole 2014... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 12:25

    Estonia: Roundwood prices in August

    In August, roundwood prices in Estonia have declined slightly compared to July. This applies for almost all ranges except pine and birch sawlogs, which are a bit more expensive... [more...]