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China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia due to bark beetle

   China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban [...]

China: Softwood logs and lumber imports update in Jan.-Sep. 2020

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the end of September 2020 [...]

Belarus seeks to expand forest products exports to China

Belarus' forestry industry plans to expand into Asian markets.    During the ministerial meeting, Forestry Minister Vitaly [...]

European spruce logs and lumber exports to China see strong rise in Jan.-Sep. 2020

   Despite the ongoing corona crisis which has slowed trade in many European countries, EU spruce logs and spruce [...]

Russia log export ban may impact US wood market

A planned prohibition against log exports from Russia isn’t expected to have immediate impacts on U.S. log producers [...]

China bans imports of timber from Queensland, Australia

China has suspended imports of timber from the Australian state of Queensland, China's foreign ministry confirmed Monday, expanding a [...]

Canada issues plywood dumping order against China

   The Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA) says it welcomes the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA [...]

Sharp drop in China’s sawnwood imports

   According to China Customs data, China imported 17 million cubic metres of sawnwood in the first half of [...]

China’s raw material sourcing to be substantially impacted by Russia’s 2022 log export ban

   Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach [...]

Russian plywood producer Sveza bets on Asia and doubles sales in 2020

   Despite difficult economic conditions, Russian plywood producer Sveza managed to double its sales in East and Southeast Asia [...]