• Forestry
  • January 18, 2021 14:56

Brazil: Tighter control of timber exports

Since the beginning of 2020 the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has strengthened its oversight of Brazilian timber exports..... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 18, 2021 12:54

FSC publishes revised policy for association complaint procedure

The revised Policy for Association (PfA) complaint procedure – allowing for swifter processes and better outcomes for forests and people – will be tested in 2021...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • January 18, 2021 10:49

The French beech market analyzed by Claude Schnepf

Claude Schnepf heads Scierie et Caisserie de Steinbourg, one of the leaders in the beech market in France with 75,000 m3 processed annually, a capacity which will soon increase to 100,000 m3 thanks to a major investment program. The company exports 70% of its turnover outside the EU (€ 21m in 2019), mainly to China, a market that Claude Schnepf has known for 25 years...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • January 18, 2021 10:22

Renewed signs of stress in the EU27 economy

A slight dip in EU27 tropical wood product imports in October is more worrying as it coincides with renewed signs of stress in the EU market in the last quarter of 2020...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 18, 2021 09:20

China: Adjusted import tariffs

On 1 January 2021 China adjusted import tariffs on commodities including some of those in the most favored nation (MFN) category, conventional tariffs and provisional tariffs commodities...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 15, 2021 12:46

AB Karl Hedin announces sawmill expansion

AB Karl Hedin, one of Sweden’s leading privately owned wood groups, has announced their intention to build a new planing mill...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 15, 2021 12:40

Resolute to restart Ignace, Ont., sawmill

Resolute Forest Products plans to restart its sawmill in Ignace, Ont., starting February 8. The sawmill closed in 2019 as a result of poor market conditions...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 15, 2021 09:06

Germany: Forest Damage Compensation Act has negative effects on the entire timber industry

The measures to restrict logging provided by the Forest Damage Compensation Act threaten the supply of raw materials to the German wood industry...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 14, 2021 12:24

SCA’s NorrPlant delivered 103.5 million seedlings in 2020

SCA’s NorrPlant delivered 103.5 million seedlings in 2020, which is over a million more than before....... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • January 14, 2021 11:56

US tropical hardwood imports held steady in October

Imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose only 2% in October as imports for 2020 continue to lag far below those of 2019. The 13,491 cubic metres imported was more than 38%...... [more...]

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