The Netherlands had a less strict lockdown than some of its neighbours and began its five-phase plan to ease restrictions further on 11 May. However, the effects even of this more limited lockdown on the timber sector and wider economy have been profound. A report on the ATIBT in April stated that Netherlands importers had sufficient stocks for the short term and ports and road transport had been designated key sectors and continued to operate. However, the Netherlands Timber Trade Association (NTTA) said the pandemic was disrupting timber supplies to the ...
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