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Dutch authorities block high-risk plywood import from one of the largest exporters in China

The Dutch competent authority has ordered the company Sakol Nederland B.V. to cease importing tropical face plywood from Jiangsu [...]

Sawlog prices in Russia on the rise after coronavirus lockdown period

Sawlog prices in Russia have increased slightly in June 2020, indicating a recovery from the coronavirus lockdown months, when prices [...]

How has COVID-19 impacted wood consumption in US?

The forest products industry in the US has been making headlines since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 1Q2020. The [...]

Uncertainty in the French oak market revealed at autumn auctions

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general [...]

American red oak makes inroads into European market

American hardwoods faced a very challenging market conditions that have emerged in the last 18 months.     [...]

EUTR and FLEGT are causing market shifts

The European timber trade regulation EUTR and the FLEGT agreement concluded with Indonesia are causing market shifts to a certain [...]

US: Slowdown in housing probable, if lumber prices don’t fall

Homebuilder sentiment is at an all-time high, as city-dwellers seek out suburban homes during the coronavirus pandemic. But [...]

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 [...]