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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 [...]

West Fraser to cut lumber production in response to coronavirus pandemic

   West Fraser is reducing lumber production at its western Canadian sawmills and temporarily suspending plywood production in Quesnel [...]

Coronavirus and impact on world forest products trade

   As the world grapples with a widening impact and unexpected global consequences of the coronavirus, both stock markets [...]

Interfor to cut production by 60% with curtailments at all sawmills due to coronavirus

   Interfor Corporation will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being [...]

Klausner shuts down its Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Florida

   The Klausner Lumber One sawmill has ceased production. County Administrator Randy Harris confirmed that the sawmill shut down [...]

Coronavirus: Russian timber industry in search for new markets

   Many exporters of the Russian timber industry are suffering losses because of the coronavirus. The majority were forced [...]

Coronavirus puts heavy pressure on European timber exporters

Factories closed, ports idling, lack of containers, rising freight costs, shipments in stand-by… The coronavirus obviously does not spare [...]