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Japan’s office furniture imports continue to surge

23-04-2020
Japan, import, office furniture, demand, surge

Exporters in China, Poland and Portugal continue to dominate Japan’s imported wooden office furniture(HS940330) sector. In January 2020, these three shippers accounted for over 80 per cent of the value of wooden office furniture imports. However, in January, shippers in Indonesia doubled their market share of imports to climb to around the …

Koskisen to hire 70 summer workers

23-04-2020
Koskisen, hiring, summer

Koskisen will hire a high number of workers this summer: 70 people will be needed for fire watch duties during the repair work carried out in summer and for shutdown work. The interviews with summer workers have already been started, also requiring some special arrangements. “The interviews are easy to conduct in a large conference room, …

Metsä Wood UK produced over 43,000 linear metres of Finnjoist I-beams for NHS hospital in Wales

23-04-2020
Metsä Wood UK, Finnjoist I-beams, NHS hospital, Wales, Kerto LVL, engineered timber

In an effort to support the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Metsä Wood UK has produced over 43,000 linear metres of Finnjoist I-beams to be used as part of the structure for a new NHS Nightingale hospital in Swansea Bay, Wales. The Swansea Bay Nightingale Hospital is a new NHS field hospital which is being built …

European Space Agency co-funds €1mil for demo project by Finnish-German startup, combining AI and satellite data for modernising forestry

22-04-2020
Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch, European Space Agency, AI, digitalising forestry, forest planning, investment, management

The Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch will use the funding to further develop its one-of-a-kind Artificial Intelligence(AI), Linda Forest, and bring its service to new markets. The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that it will co-fund a demonstration project of CollectiveCrunch, the Finnish-German leader in AI for the forest …

South Korea announces preliminary decision to impose anti-dumping duty on plywood imported from Vietnam

22-04-2020
South Korea, anti-dumping, duties, tariffs, plywood products, Vietnam, import

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has made a preliminary decision to place anti-dumping duties on plywood products from Vietnam, and requested the Ministry of Economy and Finance to impose an anti-dumping duty of 9.18 percent to 10.65 percent on plywood coming from Vietnam. The Ministry of Economy and Finance is expected …

New Zealand’s forest industry poised to resume work

22-04-2020
New Zealand, forest owners, contractors, preparing machinery, logging sites, resume work

Forest owners and contractors are preparing machinery and logging sites ahead of the resumption of harvesting next week, reported Wood Week. A lot of good work had been completed in recent weeks developing safe working protocols to comply with the reduced lockdown requirements effective next Tuesday, said Phil Taylor, president of the New Zealand …

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities from Vietnam may be investigated by U.S. for trade defence measures

21-04-2020
trade defence measure, U.S. Department of Commerce, origin fraud, illegal conveyance, Vietnam, hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets, wooden vanities

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities exported to the U.S. are among the 12 products at risk of being investigated for trade defence measures, origin fraud or illegal convenyance, announced the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam, reported Viet Nam News. The rest of the list included mattresses, quartz surface products, seamless refined …

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