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Russian attack on Ukraine hits global markets

Russia’s attacks on Ukraine roiled global markets Thursday, driving up prices for crude oil and natural gas as investors [...]

China: Sharp rise in CIF prices for softwood log imports

According to China Customs, log imports in 2021 totalled 63.58 million cubic metres valued at US$11.594 billion [...]

Global supply chain chaos can worsen this year

According to a survey conducted by Container Xchange, a container leasing and trading platform, among 800 practitioners in the logistics [...]

Is the European proposal on imported deforestation too punitive?

The European Commission’s plan to counter deforestation associated with certain imported agricultural products was unveiled on November 17, 2021 [...]

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 [...]