• Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 13:24

Plenty of illegal teak from Myanmar in Europe, says EIA

There has recently been released a report on the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. Many of the companies have failed to show the source of the teak they were importing... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 11:37

Maarit Lindström appointed Director and Chief Economist of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Maarit Lindström (PhD) has been appointed Director and Chief Economist of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) as of 26 January 2017. She will also become a member of the Executive Board of the federation... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 19, 2017 08:15

Holtec to supply the wood yard for Kronospan's OSB plant in Russia

At the end of last year Holtec received a further big order from Kronospan for a wood yard in Russia... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 18, 2017 16:09

FSC to publish revised Chain of Custody standards

The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 17, 2017 08:13

500 new wood-based licences to be issued in India

To establish the wood-based industry in India, the state forest department will issue about 500 new licenses. These licences would be issued online, the through an e-citizen service — grant of license to establish wood-based industries — which is being developed by the forest department... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 16, 2017 13:41

FSC Board approves plan to address false claims in the FSC system

The Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) international Board of Directors has approved a new approach for addressing misleading and false claims in the FSC system. The set of actions compliments the newly revised CoC standard... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 16, 2017 11:28

Last week of trading in RusForest shares on Nasdaq First North

On 28 December 2016, the board of directors of RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company operating in Eastern Siberia, applied for delisting of the RusForest shares from Nasdaq First North Stockholm. Nasdaq approved the delisting and last day of trading is 20 January 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 16, 2017 08:57

Global corruption in forestry sector worth USD 29 billion a year, says Interpol

Interpol has recently released a report on the scale of corruption in the global forestry sector. The report also highlights the importance of law enforcement efforts across national boundaries in order to protect forests... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 09, 2017 13:13

Logset changes Managing Director

The Managing Director of Logset Oy, Mr. Tapio Ingervo leaves the company. The Board of Directors has started the search for a new Managing Director... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 09, 2017 09:26

Brazil: Decline in wood products export revenues

Exports planation wood products increased in the first 10 months of this year. Between January and October 2016, pulp exports increased 11% year on year to 10.7 million tonnes. Paper exports reached 1.7 million tonnes in the same period, a 3.2% growth compared to 2015. In addition there was an over 60% rise in exports volumes of woodbased panels 831,000 cu.m.... [more...]

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