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Japanese corporations take over global forest investor

New Forests, a Sydney-based Australian investment company that invests in natural assets worldwide, including sustainably managed forests, is to [...]

Japanese govt to offer financial aid to companies switching from imported to domestic lumber

Japan's Forestry Agency plans to offer financial aid to companies switching from foreign to domestic lumber, following the government [...]

Japan’s lumber industry under pressure due to ban on Russian wood

The global lumber industry has been through a tumultuous period over the past year or so due to wood shortages [...]

Intense negotiations underway on EU “deforestation free” law

Intense negotiations continue within the European Council and European Parliament towards agreement of a final text of the law "on [...]

China: Cargo backlogs in Shanghai could cause next supply chain shockwave

Concern is growing that the spread of COVID cases and city lockdowns in China will have massive downstream effects for [...]

Lumber prices surge in Japan as builders run out of Russian wood

Lumber prices have reached record highs in Japan since economic sanctions were imposed against Russia, leading to expectations of a [...]

Japan to ban the import of Russian timber

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced that he will stop importing some Russian timber products from this week.  [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector hopes fumigation alternative will unlock Indian market

New Zealand's forestry sector is hopeful exports to India will resume now the Environmental Protection Authority has approved a [...]

China’s plywood exports hit record high

China’s plywood exports hit a record high According to China Customs plywood exports were 12.35 million cubic metres [...]