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  • June 16, 2017 09:23

Norway and Germany review investment in Amazon Fund

The Norwegian Ambassador to Brazil and representatives of the German Development Bank (KFW) visited the Integrated Center for Environmental Monitoring (CIMAM) in Belém... [more...]

  • June 16, 2017 08:16

Myanmar: Conflicting definitions of wood products to be taxed

The Myanmar Internal Revenue Department has issued its decision on the definition of products that it deems are ‘Special Commodities’ and will attract the 10% tax which, it was earlier understood, would only apply to rough-sawn timber.... [more...]

  • June 16, 2017 08:45

Rubner Group sells Nordlam and Abbundzentrum Nordlam to Hasslacher Group

The Rubner corporate group has sold Nordlam GmbH and Abbundzentrum Nordlam GmbH (cutting centre) to the Hasslacher group. Approval by the competition authority is anticipated at the end of July... [more...]

  • June 20, 2017 11:20

Rising global softwood markets prices

Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13% in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in the 1Q/17.... [more...]

  • June 22, 2017 09:43

Tropical timber imports down in nearly all EU markets

After rising strongly in 2016, imports of tropical timber products in Belgium declined 12% to 106,000 MT in the first quarter of 2017. Imports of tropical timber products into France... [more...]

  • June 19, 2017 17:02

LIGNA: Innovative technologies accelerate the sawmill industry's growth

Self-optimisation is trend. Not only for the human body but also for the sawmill industry. One trend is the search for higher speed, a second the minimisation of noiseThe sawmill and a third one the increas of efficieny by using special products or processes. Fordaq talked to peaople of the sawmill industry on LIGNA. The fair took place between 22 and 26 May in Hannover, Germany. ...... [more...]

  • June 16, 2017 10:21

Nelja Energia opened its first cogeneration plant and pellet factory in Latvia

On June 15, 2017, Nelja Energia, the leading producer of wind power in the Baltic States, opened its first cogeneration plant and pellet factory in Brocēni, Latvia. The total cost of the investment is around ... [more...]

  • June 15, 2017 09:46

France: Forest equipment auction on June 28, 2017

French court bailiffs, SCP PIERRE & SANCESARIO, will organise an auction following a judicial liquidation...... [more...]

  • June 23, 2017 10:08

New Zealand log prices hit highest level in decades

Structural log prices in New Zealand reached the highest level in the last 20 years, as local mills started to compete with the export market as to secure the supply for the domestic market... [more...]

  • June 22, 2017 08:39

Chinese flooring makers hail recent anti-dumping decision

Relief was expressed in China after the US Department of Commerce announced its final determination of antidumping duties ... [more...]

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