Archives: March 2020

Vietnamese wood companies seek for alternative materials suppliers due to coronavirus crisis

   Local wood processing enterprises need to widen supply chains with a focus on seeking suppliers from domestic and [...]

Large forest owners association forms in Sweden

28,000 Swedish forest owners formed the new Norra Skog business association through the merger of Norrskog and Norra Skogsagarna [...]

FSC releases improved trademark license agreement

The revised and improved license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting [...]

Swedish forest industry impacted by weak European markets

    As a whole, 2019 was a good year for the Swedish forest industry, but not as [...]

Czech Republic: Bark beetle infestation to double this year and again next year

   Bark beetle will attack up to 60 million cubic meters of wood this year in the Czech Republic [...]

Germany: Price of pellets on a downward trend

     The price of wood pellets fell slightly in February. The average price for a 6 t [...]

Decrease in U.S. softwood lumber production

   U.S. sawmills produced 32.612 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months [...]

Södra announces investments in its Värö CLT plant

Swedish forest owners association Södra has announced that it will make "extensive investments" in its sawmill at Vär [...]

China’s tariff cuts on US wood products entered into force

The China Customs Tariff Commission issued a notice on 6 February 2020 stating that China will halve the additional tariffs [...]