Archives: November 2016

US expected to fire up softwood lumber dispute with investigation request

The US Lumber Coalition is expected to submit various petitions in a request for an investigation in the ongoing softwood [...]

Cameroon plans to increase export lumber tax from early 2017

The lumber export tax from Cameroon might increase to 20% from early 2017, if the Parliament adopts the proposal made [...]

Ukraine: Export duty might be a concession, if roundwood exports ban is retracted

The admission of an export duty of around EUR 50 per cubic meter of unprocessed timber might be some kind [...]
November 25, 2016 Daily News / Market Analysis / Lumber / Europe / Global

Start up of HOLTEC sorting line in the biggest Ukrainian sawmill

About 200 km northwest of Kiev the biggest Ukrainian sawmill starts putting its equipment into operation. The company will operate [...]

Central/West Africa: Latest logs&sawnwood export prices

Most Central/West African timber traders are focusing on the financial implications, foreign exchange volatility and the likely impact on [...]

John Deere reports significant drop in sales of forestry and construction equipment

For the fourth quarter ended October 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 3 percent, to [...]

Ghana: Significant rise in exports in first 8 months of 2016

Ghana recorded a year-on-year rise of almost 12% in the volume of wood product exports between January and [...]
November 24, 2016 Daily News / Sawmilling / Statistics / Africa / Global

Importing wood from Myanmar into the EU is illegal, Swedish Court rules

Swedish Administrative Courts have recently ruled that a certificate issued by the Myanmar Forest Products Merchants’ Federation (MFPMF) did not [...]

New Zealand to upgrade free trade agreement with China; new boost for timber industry

New Zealand’s Wood Council is planning to upgrade the country’s free trade agreement with China and the forestry [...]

Dieffenbacher to deliver second MDF plant for S.P.B in Thailand

S.P.B. Panel Industries Co. Ltd. broke into the wood-based panels market in 2006 with the commissioning of [...]