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Editor’s pickAmerican hardwoods do not need to be certified, concludes revised Seneca Creek Study

10-09-2019
Seneca Creek report, AHEC, certification, legal, sustainable

One of the projects where American hardwoods have been specified (Photo credit: AHEC)   American hardwoods are legal and sustainable in line with all relevant international standards, according to the recently revised Seneca Creek ‘Assessment of Lawful Harvesting & Sustainability of U.S. Hardwood Exports’, as well as the …

Editor’s pickSGS Expands Furniture Services to Assist Vietnam’s Growing Furniture Export Industry

09-09-2019
SGS, expansion, furniture services, inspection, verification, testing, certification, Vietnam

SGS,  global leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has responded to Vietnam’s recent 7.9 per cent growth in gross domestic product and the opportunities for international trade this presents to the furniture industry, with an expansion in capabilities. Despite a long history of domestic furniture …

Market Trends for Tropical Timber in Europe

12-07-2019
Certification, FLEGT

Workshop 1 of the First IMM Trade Consultation held in London on 8 March 2018 focused on reasons for the 15-year decline in tropical wood import volume and share in the EU, future market prospects and the role FLEGT licensing could play in reversing the market trend. Participants had experience of UK, Netherlands, German, and Belgian …

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

12-07-2017
PEFC, forest certification, Myanmar

“Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at the launch of a new initiative to promote sustainable …

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement

13-06-2017
Hungary, PEFC, endorsement, national forest certification

Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. “The latest process was funded and …

Korea joins PEFC

10-06-2016
PEFC, smallholders, Forest certification, Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea is the latest country to have become part of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). "We are very happy and proud to officially become part of the PEFC family,” said Hyemi Lee, from the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI), following the acceptance of Republic of Korea as a …

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