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Myanmar to allow plantation teak exports

The Myanmar government will again allow the exportation of raw teak and timber from state and privately-owned plantations, Ministry [...]

EU tropical wood trade strong in the first quarter of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first quarter this year compared to the [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports up 18.3% in the first four months

Export turnover of Vietnam's wood and wooden products reached nearly US$3.12 billion in the first four months [...]

EPAL to license CP pallets production in India

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) informed that since May 1, 2019 it has had its first licensee for [...]

Vietnam: Investments in production capacity needed for boosting wood products exports

Vietnam's wood and forestry product export turnover reached over US$9.3 billion in 2018, accounting for more than [...]

The future’s not bright for the Indian plywood industry

The future hasn't panned out the way organised Indian plywood and particleboard makers envisaged after the implementation of the [...]

EU tropical timber imports rising since mid-2018

Total value of tropical wood imports into the EU increased slightly in 2018, although at a slower rate than imports [...]

Malaysia: MIFF 2019 crosses billion dollar sales mark

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), the industry’s largest marketplace in Southeast Asia, has topped the billion-dollar sales mark [...]

Japan: Nippon Paper and Sojitz to establish a biomass-based power generation company

Nippon Paper Industries has agreed with Sojitz Corporation to jointly establish a power generation company Yufutsu Energy Center, LLC and [...]

EU and Vietnam ratify VPA on FLEGT

EU FLEGT informed that the EU and Vietnam had ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance [...]