Forestry

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  • August 29, 2014 12:35

    RusForest reports second quarter results

    RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, today released its second quarter 2014 report. In the quarter ended June 30, RusForest harvested 28,918 cubic meters of sawlogs (2013: 49,028 cubic meters), while sawnwood production amounted... [more...]

  • August 29, 2014 09:48

    PEFC re-endorses MTCS for another five years

    PEFC International has announced the re-endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for another period of 5 years. This confirms that MTCS has implemented and complies with the sustainability standards of the PEFC... [more...]

  • August 28, 2014 12:28

    Malaysian wood products export satisfactory in the first half

    The Malaysian Timber Export Board has released data on the first half 2014 exports... [more...]

  • August 25, 2014 10:49

    October training seminars on Australian Illegal Logging Regulation announced

    A second series of training seminars on the Australian Illegal Logging Regulation and timber due diligence has been announced by the Timber Development Association (TDA). The October training will occur just before the commencement of the Illegal Logging Regulation in November 2014. The training will cover who the Regulation applies to, what the Regulation requires and how to undertake due diligence for illegally logged timber. The declaration that importers will have to make at port of entry will also be covered... [more...]

  • August 25, 2014 10:20

    Latvia's forest industry exports exceed EUR 1 billion in the first half

    Latvian forest industry exports increased by 10 percent in the first half of the year up to EUR 1.06 billion (1H/2013: EUR 912 million)... [more...]

  • August 25, 2014 08:39

    EUTR enforcement status in European countries

    Further insights into the status of EUTR enforcement at national level were provided by trade representatives at the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) meeting in July. Anand Punja of the UK TTF (Timber Trade Federation) reported that enforcement action in the UK is already well advanced with regular checks underway of UK importers. The NMO, the UK's EUTR competent authority, has required a number of operators to alter their due diligence procedures, the main concern being a failure to adequately assess the credibility of documents received from suppliers. There have been no prosecutions to date but the trade is not being complacent... [more...]

  • August 22, 2014 08:27

    EC puts member states on notice to toughen up EUTR enforcement

    European Commission Environment Director General Karl Falkenberg sent a letter to all member states in April putting them on notice to toughen up on the EUTR or face sanctions. It asked them to detail their implementation of the Regulation to date within a month... [more...]

  • August 21, 2014 09:50

    Belarus to ban log exports

    During a visit at Belarus national forestry breeding and seed production center on 19 August, the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko ordered the ban of unprocessed wood export... [more...]

  • August 20, 2014 14:44

    Finnish sawlog prices trending downwards

    Throughout the first five months of this year the average price for pine and spruce sawlogs in Finland has slightly trended downwards, while birch sawlogs price remained stable, as can be seen in the following infographic. In June, a slight gain in spruce price can be seen, while... [more...]

  • August 20, 2014 11:37

    FSC approves Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment for Japan

    As the National Risk Assessment has been approved at a national level by Japan, it was given final approval by the policy and standards unit of FSC International... [more...]