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Indonesia to revoke ending legality license for wood exports

The Indonesian government has backed down from a decision to scrap its timber legality verification process for wood export, amid [...]

New investigation finds European companies taking advantage of loophole to imports teak

   A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that [...]

This year’s International Softwood Conference to take place digitally

The European Timber Association (ETTF) and the European Organization of Sawmills (EOS) announce that the 68th International Softwood Conference, originally [...]

South Korean Dongwha to build large MDF and laminated flooring plant in Vietnam

Dongwha Enterprise, one of South Korea’s best wood materials manufacturer, began construction of its very first independent production facility [...]

Call for FLEGT measures to be extended and deepened

While there was broad support for the FLEGT process and the EUTR, there was also a call for the FLEGT [...]

COVID-19 negatively affecting business for 58% of wood pellet producers globally

A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most producers expect costs to [...]

Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in force

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

Sharp drop in Chinese tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]