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FSC to release improved trademark license agreement

The revised and improved license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting [...]

China to remove tariffs on U.S. hardwoods

   Based on reports from the Agricultural Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as well as the [...]

Tough lumber market results in big loss for Canfor

Canfor, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based lumber and pulp producer, reported that fourth quarter 2019 sales increased 7.5% to [...]

Slight drop in U.S. softwood lumber production

   U.S. sawmills produced 32.612 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months [...]

Reduced Chinese tariffs on US wood products entered into force

The China Customs Tariff Commission issued a notice on 6 February 2020 stating that China will halve the additional tariffs [...]

Arauco closes second plant in U.S. in a month

   Arauco has announced it will be closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Oregon, as [...]

British Columbia forest sector’s problems not solved by reduced duties

News the U.S. government plans to reduce duties on Canadian softwood lumber is good for B.C. lumber producers [...]

China halves tariffs on $75 Billion in U.S. goods, including wood products

   China announced Thursday that it will cut existing tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods in [...]