South America

Global lumber producers more profitable in early 2020

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

No pandemic impact in March EU tropical timber trade data

    The lack of any strong COVID signal in the tropical timber trade data to the end [...]

Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1, despite trade interruptions

    Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1 from Q4, despite trade interruptions, uncertainty about short-term [...]

EU tropical timber trade weakened before COVID lockdown

Having reached the highest level in more than a decade in October 2019, EU27+UK trade in tropical wood and [...]

Investigation finds European companies taking advantage of loophole to imports teak

     A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation [...]

Timber supplies to the Netherlands disrupted by pandemic

The Netherlands had a less strict lockdown than some of its neighbours and began its five-phase plan to ease [...]

Global trade of forest products goes on despite coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months.   [...]

European organisations call for FLEGT measures to be extended and deepened

While there was broad support for the FLEGT process and the EUTR, there was also a call for the FLEGT [...]

EU organisations to reaffirm their support for FLEGT and EUTR

Feedback received by the EC on their “fitness check” of the FLEGT and EUTR regulations indicates a high degree of [...]