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Japanese Iida Group buys 75% in the largest forestry company in Russia’s Far East

The Japanese Iida Group will acquire 75% in the Russian Forest Products Group timber holding for about $ 525 million.The [...]

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 [...]

Vietnamese wood processing industry sees recovery in production

The Vietnamese wood processing industry has recently seen a recovery in production after the fourth outbreak of Covid-19.  [...]

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 [...]