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China: Cargo backlogs in Shanghai could cause next supply chain shockwave

Concern is growing that the spread of COVID cases and city lockdowns in China will have massive downstream effects for [...]

EU expands sanctions to Russian paper products

The European Union has expanded the package of sanctions against Russia to include trade in paper, cardboard and pulp.  Depending [...]

Segezha’s oligarch on the list of British sanctions

The Russian timber giant Segezha Group is unaffected by the British sanctions against Vladimir Evtushenkov that came into effect on [...]

Lumber prices surge in Japan as builders run out of Russian wood

Lumber prices have reached record highs in Japan since economic sanctions were imposed against Russia, leading to expectations of a [...]

Belarusian wood processing companies reorienting exports to Russia and China due to European sanctions

In the context of Western sanctions, Belarusian wood processing companies are developing exports to Russia and China.    [...]

Current trends in the pellet market discussed at the European Pellets Conference 2022

The European Pellets Conference 2022 on April 6 in Wels, Upper Austria, as well as online, showed the more than [...]

The race to replace Russia will increase the demand for Finnish softwood lumber

The next few years will see a major change in the Finnish forest industry, as Russia and Belarus are out [...]

List of Russian wood products banned by the EU

The European Union has agreed on a new sanctions package, including an embargo on Russian wood imports for invading Ukraine [...]

Japan to ban the import of Russian timber

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced that he will stop importing some Russian timber products from this week.  [...]

Fears that ”conflict” Russian birch reaches Europe through China

    UK's Timber Trade Federation has issued a new trade note on birch plywood.   [...]