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China’s new forest law can boost efforts to fight illegal logging

     In the first revision to the country’s Forest Law in over twenty years, China has [...]

Western Forest Products temporary curtails its manufacturing facilities in BC

Western Forest Products Inc. announced that effective March 23, 2020 has curtailed its manufacturing facilities currently operating in British Columbia [...]

Logging companies in difficulty in Russia due to warm winter; wood prices expected to rise 20%

Due to the abnormally warm winter in Russia, a shortage of wood raw materials has formed. Logging equipment sometimes could [...]

Forest products companies in some U.S. states allowed to operate under coronavirus lockdown

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have both said the forest products [...]

Masisa to sell forest assets in Chile

After a process of almost a year Masisa S.A. announced last Friday, March 20, the agreement for the sale [...]

Survey in UK reveals coronavirus impact on timber industry companies

Around two thirds of the respondents to the survey on the impact of Covid-19 have reported a drop in [...]

China opens door to U.S. softwood exporters exemption from import tariffs

   U.S. softwood exporters may soon sell to China duty-free for the first time since August 2018 [...]

Wood products industry declared ‘essential’ by US government

   The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (March 19, 2020) identified the wood products industry as [...]

Finland’s forest industry struggles with the bark beetle effects, mild winters and coronavirus

   At the moment, forest prospects are obscured by unpredictable factors that are completely independent of the Finnish forest [...]

Rising timber prices across China

   Timber prices are rising across all major timber markets in China,  as wood trade hasn't been able [...]