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Demand for American red oak at an all-time high in India

Demand for American red oak in India is at all-time high. It is this increased demand for red oak [...]

STTC Conference considers links between FLEGT licenses and forest certification

To rebuild share in the European market, the tropical wood sector must exploit emerging opportunities from the synergies between the [...]

South Korea launches anti-dumping probe into Vietnamese plywood

South Korea's trade commission has launched an anti-dumping investigation into plywood imported from Vietnam, as local firms claimed [...]

59 Chinese wood and furniture business to relocate factories to Indonesia

59 Chinese investors engaged in the wood and furniture business will relocate factories to Indonesia. The investors plan to relocate [...]

IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and general economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

Asian pulp and paper markets slow down as global economy cools

From January to August 2019, production of paper products and pulp recorded mixed trends across selected markets. Whereas production increased [...]

Pace of growth in EU tropical timber imports slows in the third quarter

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first nine of months of 2019 than [...]

US investigates imported Vietnamese plywood

The import tariff on Vietnamese plywood in the US market is in range of 0–8%; meanwhile, the anti-dumping [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]