North America

Is China going to ban imports of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

Enviva to acquire two pellet plants in US

Enviva Partners LP announced on June 18 it has agreed to purchase a wood pellet plant located in Waycross, Georgia [...]

U.S. hardwood industry to propose COVID-19 relief policies

The Hardwood Federation has proposed several policies to the U.S. Senate regarding hardwood workers and companies hurt by the [...]

Forest industry events canceled or postponed in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]

Coronavirus pandemic to worsen Canadian forest industry’s situation in 2020

Under the challenge of US timber tariffs, the new coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly worsen the Canadian forestry industry's situation [...]

BC delays log export restrictions due to COVID-19 crisis

    The B.C. government has delayed coastal log export reforms for a second time to deal [...]

US to examine plywood imports from Vietnam

The United States on Wednesday said it would examine whether hardwood plywood imports completed in Vietnam using Chinese components are [...]

US companies warn against certifying unsafe plywood from Brazil

    Product Advisory notices have been sent to importers, Building Code Associations and Homebuilder Associations throughout the [...]

Global lumber producers more profitable in early 2020

    The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of [...]