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Russia might ban raw timber exports by 2035

The Russian State Duma was submitted a law-in-draft on a long-term moratorium on raw timber exports until [...]

The European Parliament votes on VPA with Vietnam

Members of the European Parliament will vote today, March 12 on a resolution to consent to the EU’s Voluntary [...]

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

New Zealand sawmill shuts down, due to skyrocketing log prices paid by the Chinese

New Zealand's Waverley Sawmill based in South Taranaki, which has traded since at least 1932, has been sold and [...]

Eastern Europen countries boost timber imports from outside the EU

While there was some increase in imports by a few western European countries in 2018, eastern EU countries recorded much [...]

DelhiWood 2019 opens its gates this week

The sixth edition of the woodworking industry’s eagerly anticipated biennial event, DelhiWood 2019 is all set to be put [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill in Oregon

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Lawsuit against the EU questions the inclusion of wood biomass as ‘renewable energy’

A group of plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US are filing a lawsuit against the [...]