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FSC’s General Assembly undertakes global challenges

With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council will meet [...]

Vietnam’s timber product exports might hit $8 billion in 2017

Vietnam's exports of wood and timber products is forecast to reach US$8 billion in 2017, representing a 17 [...]

US hardwood exports to South-East Asia and China set new mid-year record

Strong performance in Mainland China and Vietnam markets drove 25.6% growth (YoY) of the US hardwood exports, setting a [...]

China still leads as the world’s biggest furniture producer

The 100 countries covered in CSIL’s newly-released World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018 make up almost 90 per cent [...]

Tropical sawn wood imports decline in nearly all EU countries

EU imports of tropical sawnwood in the first six months of 2017 were 348,600 metric tonnes (MT), 19% less [...]

Japan’s Daiken to acquire Dongwha New Zealand

Japanese building materials giant Daiken Corp. will acquire Dongwha New Zealand at the end of December.     [...]

Malaysia: Raw material and labour shortages to drive down wood products export prospects

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) has revised projections of the country’s woodbased exports from RM53 billion [...]

Indonesia: Furniture exporters face tough competition in international markets

The President/Director of PT Integra Indocabinet, Halim Rusli, has said, while it is now easier to secure verified legal [...]

EU imports of tropical logs continue to slide

Tropical log imports into the EU fell in 2016 and this decline continued in the first half of 2017. EU [...]