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Latvia's forest exports up 3% in 3Q/2015


Latvia exported forest products worth EUR 1.532 billion in 3Q/2015, a 3% increase from the year before, according to the Latvian Agriculture Ministry. Exports of timber and related products rose 1.6% year-on-year to EUR 1.305 billion. Major export destinations were the UK, Germany and Sweden. The UK market made up 18.3% of total forest product …

PEFC: Governments must take firm action on climate change


"We need a global agreement at COP 21 with clear actions and firm commitments, outlining effective pathways to address climate change," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International ahead of the upcoming PEFC Forest Certification Week. "These commitments must recognise the multiple benefits of forests and encourage policies that promote …

Editor’s pickKastamonu ships first batch of laminate flooring to China


Kastamonu Entegre has shipped the first batch of laminate flooring produced at the Alabuga SEZ plant (Republic of Tatarstan) to China.   Since the launch of the wood processing plant in the Alabuga SEZ, the company has produced and sold more than 7 million m2 of ТМ ‘Floorpan’ laminate flooring. The designed capacity of the …

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