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India government to consider investing US$10 to $11 billion to boost domestic production of furniture

09-06-2020
India, government, investment, furniture production

The government of India is considering proposals to invest US$16 to $17 billion to boost domestic production of various consumer items, including furniture, air conditioners and its components, and leather footwear. This is to reduce import dependence and increase exports, other measures may include duty hikes, reported Times of India on 3rd of …

Sveza developed flexible plywood

09-06-2020
Sveza, flexible plywood, new product

Sveza has launched for production an innovative product, Sveza Flex flexible plywood for building structures with complex geometries. The product is a unique solution which is now undergoing the patenting process, and which belongs to Sveza. The new product is ideal for building pillars, tunnels, water treatment facilities, cultural and sports …

New study highlights strengths and challenges of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard

08-06-2020
Indonesian sustainable forest management, PHPL, SVLK, Independent Forest Monitoring Network, JPIK

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Facility, the analysis assesses the extent to which the PHPL could …

Södra appoints Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO

08-06-2020
Södra, new, president, CEO

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO. She will take office this year and thereby replace CFO Peter Karlsson, who has been Interim President since 20 February 2020. Lotta Lyrå has served as CEO of Clas Ohlsson since 2017 and also held various senior positions in the IKEA Group. At Södra, she …

Atlas Engineered Products signs new engineered wood supply agreement with Taiga Building Products

08-06-2020
Atlas Engineered Products, engineered wood, new supply arrangement, Taiga Building Products

Atlas Engineered Products (AEP) completes a new engineered wood supply arrangement with Taiga Building Products for all of its operating facilities across Canada. This national arrangement replaces the regional supply arrangement announced last year for Eastern Canada. It is expected that this relationship with Taiga will result in significant …

Indonesian ministers: SVLK important for boosting wood products exports

05-06-2020
Indonesia, ministers, Timber Legality Verification System, SVLK, sustainable forest management

Following Indonesian government’s decision to backtrack on an earlier decision to end timber legality checks for the export of wood products, several ministers and government officials commented on this issue. As reported by ITTO, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stressed the importance …

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