• Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 14:15

Save the date: Global Buyers Mission; 8-10 September in Whistler Village, British Columbia

The 13th Annual Global Buyers Mission is the event to find new sources of high quality, competitively priced wood products, while reconnecting with your current suppliers and socializing with your peers. As a qualified buyer, your $235 CAD registration fee includes Vancouver/Whistler return transportation; and all meals and networking receptions during the event.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 13:28

Italy sets minimum requirement for certified or recycled timber in public procurement

Italy’s timber sector has seen advantages for the industry in a new law that at least 50% of wood products procured by government for public projects should be certified legal and sustainable, or recycled... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 11:05

Schweighofer's FSC certificate temporarily suspended

Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s FSC multi-site certificate has been temporarily suspended by the certification body Quality Austria... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 08:12

Brazil: Wood product exports revenue rises

Brazil’s exports of wood-based panels tripled between January and April 2016 amounting to 269,000 cu.m, compared to 86,000 cu.m exported in the same period in 2015... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2016 14:01

US-Canada softwood lumber dispute: "significant differences" toward a new agreement

The U.S. and Canada have "significant differences" toward a new softwood-lumber trade agreement, after negotiation between the two countries. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland released a joint statement Friday stressing that negotiations continue on what they described as an important part of both economies... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 22, 2016 11:17

EU veneer market on the road to recovery

Preliminary analysis of Eurostat data indicates that the European veneer market, which was in decline between 2010 and 2014, staged a partial recovery in 2015... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2016 11:03

Södra is implementing structural changes in its sawmill and planing operations in Sweden

Södra is implementing structural changes in its sawmill and planing operations to strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness. Trade union negotiations have been initiated prior to closure of the softwood sawmills at Ramkvilla and Torsås. At the same time, major strategic investments are being planned for the remaining sawmills. The hardwood sawmill at Djursdala is currently undergoing a divestment process... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2016 09:49

What happens now with the wood industry in Central China?

From May 15-21, China Wood Importers Committee organized one wood importers delegation to mid-west China to visit ports, wooden door & furniture manufacturers, etc... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 21, 2016 14:43

EOS GA in Romania: The sawmill industries, the backbone of the bio-economy

“In an evolving green economy the European Sawmill Industry plays a key role and it can be defined as the backbone of the bio-economy. Indeed residues from sawmill processes can be converted into a broad range of wood-based products including bio-composite materials, bio-plastics, textiles and carbonneutral biofuels. Simultaneously, the production of saw-logs, and the correlated use of by products and residues, complies with the resource efficiency principle, guarantees the highest profitability for forest owners and assures the raw materials needed for developing the bio-economy”... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • June 21, 2016 09:03

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 24, 2016

Mid-June sales were unremarkable, and traders struggled to discern the softwood lumber market’s near-term course. This led to conservative, just-in-time purchasing, with buyers taking care to avoid adding to their inventories. Quick shipments were a priority, fueling the notion that there was little inventory cushion in the distribution system. Mills, meanwhile, worked to push order file through the July 4 holiday... [more...]

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