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International Softwood Conference coming up in October

Registration is now open for the 70th International Softwood Conference (ISC) taking place this year in Copenhagen on October 12 [...]

US Commerce Department rules Vietnam circumvented hardwood plywood duties

The Department of Commerce has ruled that hardwood plywood assembled and exported from Vietnam used Chinese core materials. After examining [...]

U.S. imposed a 35% tariff on Russian wood products

Starting from July 27, the United States imposed a 35% tariff on 570 items of goods imported from Russia, including [...]

Wood-pellet market booms amid Ukraine war

The wood-pellet market is on fire.    War has cut off the supply of compressed-wood [...]

B.C.’s big 3 lumber giants still making good profits

B.C.’s big three forestry giants had lumber and other wood product sales of $6.5 billion in the [...]

West Fraser Timber to cut production capacity at three mills in Canada

West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams [...]

Canada to challenge US lumber duties

Canada’s government said it will challenge US duties on softwood lumber, saying the tariffs have caused “unjustified harm” to [...]

Drax increases stake in B.C. wood-pellet industry to 78%

The United-Kingdom-based power producer Drax Group Plc is increasing its hold on British Columbia’s wood-pellet industry [...]