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EU bans wood, lumber imports from Belarus

The European Union has banned most imports from Belarus over its involvement in Russia's invasion of Ukraine. On Wednesday [...]

Is the European proposal on imported deforestation too punitive?

The European Commission’s plan to counter deforestation associated with certain imported agricultural products was unveiled on November 17, 2021 [...]

Timber trade associations criticize EU ban on wood imports from deforestation countries

In mid-November 2021, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a ban on deforestation-free supply chains. The timber [...]

EU plywood market outlook: import prices rise sharply

In Q1-Q3 2021, plywood import prices in the EU jumped by 26% compared to 2020. This year, prices for [...]

EU challenges Russian wood export restrictions at WTO

The EU is requesting consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions placed by Russia on [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban proposal would significantly alter and extend EUTR obligations

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban to have far-reaching effects for EU wood trade

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

EU recovery expected to continue but significant downside risks are emerging

Longer term market prospects in the EU27 look reasonable as the economic expansion in the region is expected to continue [...]

EU plans to ban wood, wood products coming from countries with deforestation risk

Under new rules unveiled on Wednesday, the European Commission plans to ban the sale of agricultural products made in deforested [...]

Ukraine and EU agree to resolve log export ban

In a joint statement following the Ukraine-European Union summit, it is said that Ukraine and the EU have agreed [...]