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  • September 21, 2018 09:24

China - US trade War: List of Chinese wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

Check in this article the full list of wood products that will be affected by US tariffs starting on Sept 24th... [more...]

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  • September 19, 2018 08:25

China – US trade War: List of US wood products that will be tariffed starting Sept 24th

On September 24th China will implement its own tariffs on USD 60 billion of imports from the US. Read further to see the full list of wood products affected and tariff levels... [more...]

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  • September 18, 2018 09:18

Trump decides to ramp up US-China Trade war on Sept 24th

As expected the US will start imposing an additional USD 200 billion of Chinese goods with 10% tariffs starting on Sept 24th. The rate will increase to 25% at the end of the year. China has already promised it will respond with its own tariffs. In this article we explore further the implications of this latest move. ... [more...]

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  • September 13, 2018 09:11

Next step in China - US Trade War on hold for how long?

As the US decides to give another chance to talks with China, the question is not if they will deliver but how long they will delay the next round in tariffs... ... [more...]

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  • August 31, 2018 11:53

25% US tariffs on wide range of Chinese wood products could start Friday 7th Sept

President Trump claimed on a Bloomberg interview that he plans to push for tariffs on additional 200 billion USD of imports from China to go live as soon as Friday 7th Sept. Read more for full list of wood related goods that will be impacted. ... [more...]

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  • August 20, 2018 12:00

New crane technology at this year's Interforst

Palfinger Epsilon has proclaimed the future of wood logistics at this year's Interforst. This refers to the digitization of crane technology, in which the Austrians were not the first, but now attack on a broad front. It becomes clear that VR systems and intuitive controls are becoming more and more state of the art in the application. Hoses and pipes are disappearing more and more inside the cranes... [more...]

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  • August 15, 2018 08:55

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

After a difficult 2017-2018 harvesting season, marked by low standing timber volumes on the market and excessive prices, what is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018? ... [more...]

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  • August 03, 2018 20:01

China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

The Chinese government threatened on Friday 3rd of August 2018 to put tariffs on 60 billion USD of imports from the US if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies on Chinese goods. Check in this article the full list of wood products under threat from tariffs...... [more...]

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  • July 17, 2018 10:04

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [more...]

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  • June 06, 2018 10:54

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [more...]

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