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US 25% tariffs on Chinese wood products imports could enter into effect this week

The deadline for public consultation on President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports [...]

US lumber prices continued to rise last week

Amid a mix of expectations coming into the week, only those at the low end of the spectrum were met [...]

Realising tropical timber’s marine use potential

Tropical hardwood’s long-held status as the prime material for European fresh and seawater marine applications has been increasingly [...]

Bolstering market awareness of benefits of sustainable tropical forestry

More concerted actions are also now being taken by African operators and certification advocates to bolster market awareness of the [...]

Russia processes more wood as ever before

In 2017, the Russian economy came out from a two-year recession. In 2016, the country's GDP fell by [...]

Turkey to impose additional tariffs on imports of wood products from US

With its publication in the Official Journal on 15 August, Turkey imposed additional duties on US imports.    [...]

Asian timber operators better placed than European operators in Africa

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Weyerhaeuser’s CEO to step down in 2019

Weyerhaeuser announced that its current CEO Doyle R. Simons has elected to retire, and its board of directors has appointed [...]

Metsä Wood to start production at new plywood mill in Estonia

Metsä Wood officially started up its birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia. Currently there are around 65 blue-collars [...]

US lumber prices jump through the end of August

Framing lumber trading opened the week with a head of steam following a strong round of purchasing the previous week [...]