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FLEGT-VPA to boost Vietnamese timber products exports to the EU market

The signing of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA) between Vietnam and the European [...]

EU and Vietnam sign the VPA

On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on [...]

Continuing stasis in EU sawn hardwood consumption expected

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Falling trend in EU imports of Chinese wood furniture

After making gains last year, EU wood furniture imports from tropical countries and China fell in the first 6 months [...]

EU wood furniture manufacturers reassert home market dominance

The latest Eurostat trade data shows that the EU’s wood furniture industry, having lost a little ground to imports [...]

Overview of the European wood pellet trade

Due to their location at seaports and limited domestic production, the large power utilities in the United Kingdom and Belgium [...]

EU demand for wood pellets to rise to 24 million tonnes this year; Italy and the UK the main consumers

The EU is the world’s largest wood pellet market, with consumption of about 22.7 MMT (million metric tonnes [...]

EU imports of tropical logs & sawnwood recover a little ground in the first half of 2018

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground in the first [...]

Subdued EU tropical timber imports in 2018

EU imports of tropical wood products have been subdued so far in 2018 with little sign yet of any rebound [...]

European importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers were [...]