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EU imports of tropical logs & sawnwood recover a little ground in the first half of 2018

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground in the first [...]

Ghana’s half year wood exports show positive growth

Ghana exported a total volume of 173,899 cu.m of wood products during the first half of 2018 and [...]

Efforts in Europe to increase use of lesser-known timber species

Efforts to increase uptake of lesser-known species have come not just from the industry, but also from NGOs and [...]

Realising tropical timber’s marine use potential

Tropical hardwood’s long-held status as the prime material for European fresh and seawater marine applications has been increasingly [...]

Bolstering market awareness of benefits of sustainable tropical forestry

More concerted actions are also now being taken by African operators and certification advocates to bolster market awareness of the [...]

Asian timber operators better placed than European operators in Africa

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

European African timber operations transferred to Asian companies

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Reasons for declining European tropical wood consumption

The reasons for declining consumption of tropical timbers in Europe are now well understood. The logistical problems of supplying consistent [...]

Certified sustainable timber business model in Africa challenged by structural change

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Changes to US GSP could distrupt Indonesian and Brazilian wood products exports

In a recent statement the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it believes the wood products export target for [...]