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Current trends in the global forest industry

Record-high lumber prices in North America and Europe have moved both sawlog demand and values to some of their [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

According to China Customs in the third quarter of 2021 lumber imports totalled 21.91 million cubic metres valued at [...]

Mixed verdict on EUTR effectiveness

The long awaited "Fitness Check" of the EUTR and the FLEGT Regulation was published on 17 November alongside the EU [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban proposal would significantly alter and extend EUTR obligations

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban to have far-reaching effects for EU wood trade

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

EU plans to ban wood, wood products coming from countries with deforestation risk

Under new rules unveiled on Wednesday, the European Commission plans to ban the sale of agricultural products made in deforested [...]

Congested Chinese ports put high pressure on log exports

The cost of shipping wood to China has almost trippled since January — the result of Covid, increased fuel prices and [...]

COP26 concludes: What significance has the result for worldwide forests?

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 1st to 12th. However, the final [...]