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China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

Chinese woodworking machinery company buys 75% of the Italian Masterwood

Guangzhou KDT Machinery Co. will buy 75 percent of Masterwood, a recognized Italian brand of machinery for wood processing, for [...]

China’s national standards committee revises redwood standards; recognized species down to 29 from 33

A revised national standard, (GB/T 18107-2017 effective 1 July 2018), for Chinese redwood has been released by the [...]

Chinese accreditation body recognised by US EPA

According to the China Daily website China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) has been recognised by the [...]

China’s economic slowdown might become a problem for the Finnish lumber exporters

Concerns about the future development of the Chinese economy will again become headlines in Finland by the end of 2018 [...]

Plywood companies in China file petitions against US antidumping duties

Chinese plywood producers, exporters and domestic importers have filed appeals at the US Court of International Trade, relating to antidumping [...]

Chinese buyers avoid sawmills in the US to buy logs; lumber market tightens

Logs buyers in China have been getting used to purchase the logs directly from exporters, avoiding sawmills in the US [...]

US duties on Chinese plywood benefit other suppliers

US hardwood plywood imports grew strongly in October before declining again in November. Not surprisingly imports from China were significantly [...]

Russia to gradually increase log export duties in order to promote domestic wood proccessing

The Russian government announced a new ministerial ordinance regarding log exports from the Far East regions. It states that if [...]

Wood-based panels exports from Guangdong dropped sharply in 2017

Chinese plywood exports from manufacturers in Guangdong Province fell in the first 11 months of 2017 with the largest drop [...]