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Major export markets for Vietnam’s wood products are under lockdown; exports expected to crash

   Vietnam will see significant decline in exports of timber and wooden products in the next three months due [...]

China’s new forest law can boost efforts to fight illegal logging

     In the first revision to the country’s Forest Law in over twenty years, China has [...]

China opens door to U.S. softwood exporters exemption from import tariffs

   U.S. softwood exporters may soon sell to China duty-free for the first time since August 2018 [...]

Rising timber prices across China

   Timber prices are rising across all major timber markets in China,  as wood trade hasn't been able [...]

Coronavirus and impact on world forest products trade

   As the world grapples with a widening impact and unexpected global consequences of the coronavirus, both stock markets [...]

Coronavirus: Russian timber industry in search for new markets

   Many exporters of the Russian timber industry are suffering losses because of the coronavirus. The majority were forced [...]

China’s construction sector crashes in Jan-Feb

The number of new housing starts in China over January-February slumped by 45% year on year as a result [...]