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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination could disrupt production, say US wood panel manufacturers

    US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President Joe Biden [...]

Power rationing – China wood processing capacity drops

Power rationing policies are in effect in many provinces in order to limit activities of energy-intensive industrial enterprises. There [...]

IKEA says that product shortages to last well into summer of 2022

Ikea has become the latest retailer to warn on supply chain problems, saying on Thursday that stock shortages were likely [...]

Ukraine and EU agree to resolve log export ban

In a joint statement following the Ukraine-European Union summit, it is said that Ukraine and the EU have agreed [...]

ISC 2021: Softwood lumber production and consumption at record-high increase in Europe

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online [...]

More than 100 companies ask for suspension of antidumping duties on Russian birch plywood

Brussels has been accused of driving building businesses across Europe to the brink of insolvency after imposing antidumping duties on [...]

USNR and Wood Fiber merger to create a giant supplier

Two North American sawmill suppliers are joining forces: USNR and Wood Fiber will become the biggest supplier in the world [...]

Procedures for assessing effectiveness of EUTR are inadequate – European Court of Auditors

In a report published 4 October, the European Court of Auditors concluded that EC procedures for assessing effectiveness of the [...]

Congestion at Chinese ports puts pressure on softwood log imports

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]

New York City approves use of cross-laminated timber for six-storey buildings

The New York City Council has approved the use of mass timber for the construction of buildings of up to [...]