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US plywood producers want to stop certification for Brazilian wood; claim plywood exports are defective

Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the certification of Brazilian lumber [...]

Canada: Recent trends in wholesale and retail softwood lumber prices

Canadian retail prices for framing lumber rose 34% in 2018 compared to 2016 driven by a confluence of factors in [...]

Interfor to permanently close Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Interfor Corp. plans to permanently close its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., affecting more than 100 workers.  [...]

Vietnam’s forestry exports up 18.6% in January-August 2019

Vietnam’s forestry exports in the January-August period reached US$7.08 billion, up 18.6% over the same [...]

List of timber products affected by China’s new retaliatory tariffs

The U.S.- China trade war tensions heightens once more as Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on [...]

Czechia: Half a million hectares of forests threatened by the bark beetle infestation

Approximately 500,000 hectares of forest in the Czech Republic are potentially threatened by bark beetle infestation, according to the [...]

Ban on Russian timber exports to China would be inappropriate, says Minister of Industry and Trade

A complete ban on the sale of Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, since illegal logging is an internal [...]

Latest trade tariffs in US-China trade war into effect as of September 1

The Trump administration’s latest tariffs on China came into effect on Sunday (Sept 1), targeting for the first time [...]

Half a billion euros state aid to help Germany’s forests

The ministry of agriculture in Germany is now planning to offer 500 million euros state aid for the clearing of [...]

New Zealand logging contractors in trouble after price collapse in China

Logging contractors in New Zealand are letting staff go or are working on reduced hours after the sudden fall in [...]