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LIGNA 2021: strong industry support despite the challenges of the COVID-19

Preparations for LIGNA '21 are already in full swing. The world's top international wood-industry trade show is enjoying [...]

South Korea makes final anti-dumping ruling against Vietnamese plywood

In a final decision that followed a nine-month probe, South Korea's regulatory authority came up with anti-dumping [...]

COVID-19 delays long-anticipated European oak supply crunch

At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt, demand for European oak [...]

Belarus plans to open ten wood pellet plants in the next 1-2 years

At least ten new wood pellet enterprises will be opened in Belarus within the next 1-2 years.   [...]

Bark beetles are ruining Swedish forests at a record pace

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]

Hurricane Laura causes $1.6 billion in forestry, timber damages

Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry [...]

Supplies of Brazilian tropical wood tightening but prices remain competitive in Europe

Supplies of tropical sawnwood and hardwood decking in Brazil are also tighter than usual at this time of year during [...]

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 [...]