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US wood panel manufacturers say mandatory Covid 19 vaccination could disrupt production

      US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President [...]

IKEA expects that product shortages to last well into summer of 2022

Ikea has become the latest retailer to warn on supply chain problems, saying on Thursday that stock shortages were likely [...]

100 companies ask for suspension of antidumping duties on Russian birch plywood

    Brussels has been accused of driving building businesses across Europe to the brink of insolvency after [...]

USNR and Wood Fiber merger to create a giant supplier

    Two North American sawmill suppliers are joining forces: USNR and Wood Fiber will become the biggest [...]

Procedures for assessing effectiveness of EUTR are inadequate

In a report published 4 October, the European Court of Auditors concluded that EC procedures for assessing effectiveness of the [...]

Congested Chinese ports put pressure on softwood log imports

    Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats [...]

New York City approves use of CLT for six-storey buildings

The New York City Council has approved the use of mass timber for the construction of buildings of up to [...]

Sharp drop in New Zealand log export prices in October

With record high prices in the traditionally slow months of June and July now, New Zealand log export prices have [...]

China timber demand sluggish despite start of construction season

It looked like things were stabilising in September with in-market pricing seemingly finding a floor level and some exporters [...]