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BC government changes lumber regulations to boost domestic production

British Columbia government made changes to the Manufactured Forest Products Regulation (MFPR) around export requirements for sawn-wood products and [...]

WTO says that US’ tariffs on China broke global trade rules

The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war [...]

Chinese plywood exports fall sharply in value

According to China Customs, plywood exports in the first half of 2020 were 4.778 million cubic metres valued at [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten or drop slightly as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what [...]

Wildfires negatively impacting Oregon’s forestlands and its timber industry

Massive statewide wildfires continue to ravage Oregon’s forestlands and their timber industry as well. Jim Gersback, a spokesperson for [...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards [...]

Interfor to sell its Gilchrist sawmill

Interfor announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its specialty sawmill located in Gilchrist, Oregon to Neiman Enterprises [...]

Holmen’s acquisition of Martinsons gets approval

Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been [...]

EU carbon market set to include shipping

Given that wood exports are impacted by ocean freight rates the following news may have an affect on these in [...]

SCA acquires more forest land in the Latvia

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire forest land in Latvia. The acquisition comprises an area of 19,150 hectares [...]