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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 …

Chinese government decides on the next move for its furniture industry after businesses resume

17-04-2020
State Council Information Office, China, furniture industry, businesses resume, coronavirus,

The State Council Information Office has reported the situation in the manufacturing sector as follows, as reported by ITTO: Decline in both international and domestic demand Since the epidemic situation in our country has been effectively controlled in the early stage, the resumption of production in our industrial field is still relatively …

29 groups, organisations and trade unions from Malaysia: Operating businesses during MCO must be classified as offence

15-04-2020
Open letter, government, businesses operating, coronavirus, non-essential, groups, organisations, trade unions

In an open letter published on Malaysiakini, 29 groups, organisations and trade unions urged the government to classify operating businesses of non-essential nature as an offence. They expressed their shock that “it seems that it is no longer an offence for companies/businesses not providing essential services to continue to operate during …

Some U.S. states permit forest products industry to continue operating amidst shutdown

24-03-2020
U.S., states, response, essential industries, life-sustaining businesses, coronavirus, COVID-19, shelter in place, business shutdown

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labour identifying the forest products industry as an "essential critical infrastructure workforce in the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic", NHLA provided an update on the three Appalachian states that have allowed their forest products industry to …

Amazon India expands furniture range

26-11-2019
Amazon, India, furniture, small and medium-sized businesses

Amazon India has expanded its range in the furniture category to over 160,000 products, especially from small and medium-sized businesses, ahead of the festive season, according to a report by Press Trust India. Amazon has been injecting billions of dollars into its Indian operations in recent years, where its furniture business has seen a growth …

59 Chinese investors relocating wood product factories to Java

22-11-2019
Chinese investors, Indonesia, Central Java, wood, furniture, businesses, relocation, investment

According to a report in TEMPO, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has indicated that 59 Chinese investors in wood and furniture businesses will relocate factories to Central Java. The reasons given for the relocation include Indonesia's stable investment climate and the easy licensing process in Central Java. BKPM chief …

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