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Most of UK timber supply chain re-opening by end of May

14-05-2020
UK, timber supply chain, businesses, re-open, end of May, coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown

Almost all businesses in the timber supply chain will be re-starting operations in May according to a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) survey, reported Timber Trade Journal (TTJ). The survey showed that a full one third of businesses remained open to some extent during the Covid-19 lockdown. The remainder of businesses responding to the …

Muar wood-based industry expects to lose RM500 mil in revenue due to MCO

11-05-2020
Furniture businesses, wood products, wood-based panels, manufacturing, impact, coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Muar, Malaysia

Furniture businesses and related players in the wood-based industry in Muar, Johor have been affected in the first quarter of this year, expecting to lose about RM500 million in revenue due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), reported The Edge Markets. Muar Furniture Association president Ong Yeou Huan said that as the wood-based industry is …

Impact of pandemic on Malaysian forest and logging sector's employment and income

04-05-2020
Department of Statistics Malaysia, forest, logging, sector, income, employment, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) conducted an online survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on employment and income, reported ITTO. For the forestry and logging sector the survey results showed 6 percent of workers were on half pay leave, 18 per cent were on unpaid leave and 12 per cent had lost their job. The report can be …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

Vietnam’s wood product manfacturers need to restructure production

27-03-2020
Vietnam, wood and wood products, manufacturers, exports, imports, trade, impact, restructure, COVID-19, coronavirus

Vietnam’s wood processing enterprises will need to continue reorganising their production and business activities to manage challenges during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). According to Vietnam News, the restructuring would help enterprises transit to production and …

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