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China: Yekalon starts production at its 300,000 m3/yr MDF/HDF plant

Yekalon has produced the first board at its a new MDF/HDF production line in China. According to the announcement [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]

More US hardwood likely to be diverted to Europe

The on-going trade dispute between the US and China may lead to an increase in tariffs on US hardwood [...]

The United States is considering reducing import duties on Chinese products

The United States is considering at least partial loosening of import duties on Chinese products to accelerate trade negotiations.  [...]

2018 was a bad year for Scandinavian sawmills’ softwood lumber exports to China

  After years of steady growth, the European softwood lumber exports to China had a bad year in 2018 [...]

Investigation reveals how illegally harvested timber is ‘greenwashed’ in China

An investigation conducted by Sixth Tone, a group of Chinese researchers and journalists linked to the Shanghai United Media Group [...]

China’s economic growth falls to a three-decade low in 2018

As a result of the tariff dispute with the Trump administration, China's economic growth fell to a three-decade [...]

China and the European countries cooperate to promote wood products trade through railway express

A China-Europe Wood Industry Cooperation Summit was recently hosted by the China National Forest Products Industry Association (CNFPIA). A [...]

China’s forestry sector output reached US$1.1 trillion in 2018

China's forestry sector output reached 7.33 trillion yuan (about 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2018, 2 [...]