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China and Central and Eastern European countries to cooperate on forestry

China, together with the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, have decided to invest even more in their cooperation regarding the prevention of negative effects from climate change... [more...]

The International Softwood Conference coming up in October, in Riga

The 66th International Softwood Conference will be held on 10-12 October 2018 in the largest city in the Baltics – Riga, Latvia... [more...]

High order intake for Homag in Q1/2018

In the first quarter of 2018, the Homag Group further increased its level of incoming orders, after a very good quarter in the previous year.... [more...]

Washington State to increase construction with’ mass timber’

Washington State passed legislation that directs the State Building Code Council to include rules about the use of mass timber in building construction... [more...]

Metsä Group to establish new innovation company Metsä Spring

Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop... [more...]

US housing starts drop by 3.7% in April

New residential construction in the U.S. pulled back by much more than anticipated in the month of April... [more...]

Hasslacher to invest EUR 30 million in Preding sawmill

The Hasslacher Group plans to invest EUR 30 million in the expansion of its site in Preding, Austria... [more...]

Conifex to acquire US sawmills for $258 million

Conifex Timber Inc. says it has reached an agreement with Blue Wolf Capital Partners to buy sawmills in Florida and Arkansas that will increase its lumber production capacity... [more...]

Brazil: Deadline for SINAFLOR implementation pushed forward

The Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has extended, to December 31, 2018, the deadline for the implementation of the National Forest Products Control System.... [more...]

Myanmar: Investment in plantations required before approvals for processing

It has been reported that the Myanmar Investment Commission is requiring foreign investors in wood processing to first establish plantations to ensure raw material supply.... [more...]

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Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Canada seeking market opportunities in China

Montreal Wood Convention 2018: Canada seeking market opportunities in China

During the Montreal Wood Convention, which was held between 20-22 March 2018, there have been a lot of discussions on the wood industry opportunities worldwide. Particularly, one of the talks referred to Canada’s opportunities on the Chinese wood products market... [ more...]

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