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New Zealand logs piling up in China

13-02-2020
New Zealand, logs, china, export, oversupply, pile up

While Chinese borders are not closed to New Zealand logs, there are issues with oversupply, and logs backing up at Chinese ports. Demand for new logs is falling as a result, said the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Forestry contractors warn 30 per cent of New Zealand’s logging crews are not harvesting as a result, reported …

Vietnamese manufacturers seek opportunities amid drop in wood chips exports to

10-02-2020
Vietnam, wood products, wood chips, decrease, exports, China, coronavirus, pandemic

Vietnamese authorities and businesses are making efforts to promote domestic consumption of agricultural products, which are piling up due to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks in China, reported Vietnam News. Export turnover is forecast to decrease in the first quarter of this year due to the epidemic and subsequent impact on …

Myanmar exports teak to Thailand through cross border trade arrangement

06-02-2020
teak, Myanmar, export, Thailand, sawnwood, cross border trade, China

In November last year Myanmar exported some 100 tons of teak sawnwood to Thailand via a cross border trade arrangement being the first of around 1,100 tons set to be shipped. The export process was witnessed by Minister Ohn Win and supervised by the Forest Department, the General Administration Department, the Custom Department, the Immigration …

Europe beats Canada to become China’s second largest softwood lumber supplier

06-02-2020
Woodstat, softwood lumber supply, Europe, Canada, Russia, China, trade, market share

Woodstat, a market analyst company, reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December 2019 (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totalled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes …

India government may impose curbs on furniture imports to bolster local manufacturing

04-02-2020
India, curbs, furniture imports, China, domestic manufacturing, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

The government is likely to impose restrictions on furniture imports in bid to boost domestic manufacturing and reduce inbound shipments of non-essential items, an official said. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to its commerce counterpart to put the restrictions, reported Business Standard from New …

NHLA: Hardwood Lumber Included in the Trade Deal

16-01-2020
NHLA, limited trade agreement, trade war, dispute, China, United States, Phase One, Washington, Beijing, hardwood lumber, inclusion

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It …

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