Archives: 2016

EIA accuses FSC of allowing certification for Holzindustrie Schweighofer despite evidence of stolen wood

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) released a report on the 7th of December claiming that one of Europe’s largest [...]

Continuous fall in French imports of tropical timber

French imports of tropical timber products have declined again in 2016.    The value of imports of [...]

China’s dependence on wood and wood products imports increasing rapidly

In spite of the fact that China is one of the biggest wood product producers in the world, the annual [...]

UPM’s wood-based diesel has been successfully tested on buses

UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests [...]
December 8, 2016 Wood Products / Europe / Global

New WTO measures might affect China’s wood trade with the US, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat has released bulletins which will affect trade with the United States, Malaysia, Mexico, South [...]

Norbord’s OSB expansion in the UK ongoing

Norbord announced modernization and expansion of its OSB mill in Inverness, the UK.    According to the [...]

FSC places the Schweighofer Group on probation for disassociation

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in [...]

Canada Wood seeks new possibilities in the Chinese construction sector

In November, Canada Wood China presented its approach to developing alternative markets for lumber to its first group of VIP [...]

EU sets arguments for lifting the Ukrainian moratorium roundwood exports

The EU delegation to Ukraine claims that the current ban on the export of wood isn’t helpful for protecting [...]
December 7, 2016 Daily News / Market Analysis / Forestry / Lumber / Europe / Global

Analysis of the Swedish forestry sector’s carbon balance to support Climate Roadmap 2050

As a commitment to the EU initiative Roadmap 2050 for climate, transport and energy, The Swedish government has drawn a [...]
December 7, 2016 Daily News / Market Analysis / Forestry / Europe / Global