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Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …

Editor’s pickEumabois holds first web-based General Assembly

14-10-2020
Eumabois, Europe, federation, association, general assembly, woodworking machinery

Eumabois, the European Federation of Woodworking Technology Manufacturers, held its annual General Assembly on 18 September 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic drove the decision to unite all delegates and the board on a digital platform, in order to protect all participants. The 21 representatives, together with the Eumabois President, Jürgen …

ITTO: EU plywood trade recovery faster than expected

12-10-2020
Europe, plywood, import, distribution, market

It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s variously estimated by European plywood importers and distributors that the Covid-19 pandemic will slice 10% to 20% off their 2020 bottom line, reported the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).  Trade has since seen a bounce back, varying in degree from country to …

interzum 2021 to create start-up pavilion to promote young entrepreneurs

18-09-2020
interzum, Germany, exhibition, furniture, trade show, event, entrepreneur

Photo: Koelnmesse interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, hosted in Cologne, is a key 360° event for decision makers in the sector. The established biannual B2B supplier event covers a broad spectrum of themes comprehensively, offering its visitors insights into diverse future issues and …

Investigation exposes European firms taking advantage of loophole to import Myanmar teak

29-05-2020
European Union Timber Regulation, loophole, Myanmar teak

A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that campaigners allege allows European companies to buy Myanmar teak without conducting due diligence. The scheme was run out of Croatia and allowed companies in other European countries to purchase teak from Myanmar via Croatian firm …

Indonesia backed off plans to loosen rules for timber legality

21-05-2020
Indonesia, ministry of trade, legality, timber, forestry, SVLK, exports, EU, vertification

Indonesia has turned back on plans to weaken rules for the timber exports, following warnings that continuing the move would undermine efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation, reported TTJ. According to Reuters, the changes in timber legality rules put forward by Indonesia's trade ministry earlier this year would have ended …

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