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Belarus extended a regulation on compulsory licensing of waste paper and cardboard export outside of EAEU

Belarus extended a regulation on compulsory licensing of foreign trade activities regarding export of waste paper and cardboard (HS code 4707) outside the Eurasian Economic Union... [more...]

Brazil: Search for new timber markets

In search of new markets and technologies a group of entrepreneurs from Mato Grosso will visit Carrefour Du Bois to be held in Nantes 30 May to 1 June... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 22, 2018

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber. Still fortified with order files of at least one to two weeks on many items, producers gave ground grudgingly.... [more...]

Canadian housing starts trend declines in May

The trend in housing starts was 216,362 units in May 2018, compared to 225,481 units in April 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). ... [more...]

Valmet delivers boiler, equipment to biomass plant in Japan

Valmet announced it will supply a biomass-fired 75 MWe CFB boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Air Water & Energia Power Onahama Corp.’s Onahama Plant in Japan... [more...]

Forestry

INTERFORST 2018 - The stage for innovation, new products and a complete overview of the market of forest technology

Forestry business is no longer restricted to the forest. As an important business factor, it is determined by the interaction of business, science and politics on an international scale. INTERFORST offers an ideal stage for this exchange, standing for ...... [more...]

Stora Enso opens Europe’s largest wood fibre-based biocomposite plant

On June 4, 2018, Stora Enso opened Europe’s largest wood fibre-based biocomposite plant. The opening ceremony took place at the company’s Hylte Mill outside of Halmstad in south-west Sweden... [more...]

Chinese tropical hardwood log imports up 6% in 2017

Chinese tropical log imports in 2017 totalled 9.65 million cubic metres up 6% year on year and accounted for 17% of the national total, a year on year decline of 2 percentage points.... [more...]

Brazil: Resumption of investments in civil construction

The Brazilian National Meeting of the Construction Industry (ENIC) held in mid-May in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, discussed the importance to the economy of reviving the civil construction sector... [more...]

Södra discontinues interior wood operations

Södra announced that the interior wood operations in Kallinge and Umeå will be sold to Sörnsen Holzleisten... [more...]

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Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

Great satisfaction at the Carrefour International du Bois 2018, but roundwood is in short supply

The 2018 edition of the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB) held in Nantes from the 30th of May until the 1st of June gathered around 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with both the fair and the supporting program. The exhibitors came mainly from France and Belgium as well as a smaller number from other European countries. North America was sparsely represented... [ more...]

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