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Ireland to plant 440 million trees by 2040

05-09-2019
Ireland, forestry, sustainability

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday. The government had already promised to plant more trees as part of a climate action plan released in June, which aims to make Ireland carbon neutral by 2050 by investing in renewable energy, instituting a carbon tax …

Global Log War hurting New Zealand

04-09-2019
New Zealand, Log war, trade agreement, log market, inquiry

The country's wood processors say the international log price war and protected overseas economies are crippling the New Zealand trade, reported Radio New Zealand. The Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association told a meeting in Nelson that distortions in international trade were starting to make it difficult for local processors to be …

Indonesia failed to take advantage of trade war and expand market share on U.S. furniture imports

03-09-2019
Indonesia, expand market share, U.S. furniture imports

Indonesian furniture producers are unable to take advantage of the trade war between the U.S. and China and expand market share in the U.S.. Based on data from the Indonesian Centre for Reform of Economics (CORE) in April 2018, when the U.S. Government began imposing tariffs on Chinese products, the furniture market share of China in the US was 48 …

A complete ban on Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, said Head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

03-09-2019
Russian timber export, illegal logging, China, Denis Manturov, Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

A complete ban on the sale of Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, since illegal logging is an internal problem of the country, said the Head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, RIA Novosti reported on 19 August. Manturov was responding to comments made by Dmitry Kobylkin, Russia's minister of natural …

Wintersteiger invitation: Thin-cutting & Repair Days

03-09-2019
Wintersteiger, thincutting, repair, event

Experience Wintersteiger's entire product range live in action from 8:30 to 17:00 every day: Highlight: Softwood production line for multi-layer boards On this fully automatic plant engineered for elka-Holzwerke GmbH, blocks are thickness-planed, cut into top layers by 3 DSB Twinhead NG XM thin-cutting band saws connected in series, the …

U.S. slaps duties on $4.4 Billion of Cabinet Imports from China

02-09-2019
Wood cabinet, wood, vanities, imports, China, duties, American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, unfair trade

$4.4 billion worth of imported cabinets is the next item to join the long list of Chinese goods slapped with U.S. levies in the U.S.- China trade dispute, reported Bloomberg. The Commerce Department said on 6 August that  it will ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and …

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