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Import tariffs reduced in China

According to China'sTariff Commission in the State Council the most-favored-nation (MFN) import tariffs for over 1,500 items have been reduced as of 1 November 2018... [more...]

Smurfit Kappa acquires two sites in France

Smurfit Kappa Group has significantly strengthened its presence in Western France with the acquisition of two Europac sites in Brittany.... [more...]

SCM Group to acquire DMS

Italian SCM Group has finalized the acquisition of USA-based DMS (Diversified Machine Systems) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado... [more...]

Canadian lumber production drops 2.5% in September

Lumber production in Canada fell 2.5% from August to 5 385.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber... [more...]

I4F initiates legal action against a Välinge licensee in the US

Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has initiated legal action against a Välinge licensee, Beauflor US LLC. According to the announcement... [more...]

Finland: export and import of forest industry products in September 2018

Finland’s wood imports totalled 0.99 million cubic metres in September 2018. In January-September 2018, wood imports totalled ... [more...]

CanWel to acquire lumber pressure treating plant

CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary CanWel Building Materials Ltd. has acquired the lumber pressure... [more...]

Spruce price fell sharply in Tyrol

Following the storm Vaia, which mainly generated significant volumes of damaged wood in Italy, the price of Tyrolean spruce logs fell in November.... [more...]

Peru: Wood products exports rise but shipments to China slide

According to information provided by the Association of Exporters (ADEX), as of August 2018 exports of Peruvian wood products totalled almost US$80 million FOB... [more...]

Indonesia: Optimistic projection for 2019 forest products exports

The Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaire (APHI), Indroyono Soesilo, has forecast an 8% increase in forest products exports... [more...]

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France: bark beetle destabilizes  spruce roundwood markets

France: bark beetle destabilizes spruce roundwood markets

Over the last year, in Europe, natural hazards have been сoming one after another and have destabilized the coniferous forest markets. It all started with the storms of October 2017... [ more...]

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