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Vietnam’s wood industry to benefit from US-China trade war

The trade war between the U.S. and China officially started on 6 July after the U.S. started imposing [...]

Indonesia to improve FLEGT licensing procedures

Indonesia has taken several measures in recent months to improve procedures relating to FLEGT licences — the export licences that attest [...]

China seeks more investments in New Zealand’s forestry and timber processing industry

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports expected to rise by US$ 1 billion this year

Forestry sector in Vietnam is expected to reach its export target of US$9 billion a month ahead of schedule [...]

Russian-Japanese joint project to build huge wood pellet facilities in Russia’s Far East

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by [...]

India is undergoing a major shift from plywood to MDF

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference [...]

Latest prices for Indian imported wood products

Demand for Indian imported logs has risen on the back of firmer domestic demand.     However, over [...]

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 [...]

Japan: New power plants to skyrocket imports of wood pellets after 2020

Demand of wood pellet in Japan is sharply increasing. Import of wood pellets is about six times higher than in [...]

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 [...]