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Namibia: N$24 million Lost in Timber Exports

15-05-2019
Namibia, timber, forestry, export, China, Vietnam

A new report has exposed the Namibian government's failure to curb the controversial timber trade, with revelations that 10,000 blocks of wood from northern Namibia have been exported to China and Vietnam since November 2018. Agriculture and environment ministries officials compiled the report after investigating timber harvesting in the Kavango …

Hardwood Federation: various species of hardwoods likely impacted by latest retaliatory tariff increase by China

14-05-2019
U.S. China tariff war, latest development

China's Ministry of Finance announced this morning that it would increase tariffs on 5,140 U.S. goods starting on June 1 in retaliation to U.S. increases on Chinese products last week.  Many if not all the impacted products were identified for 25 per cent tariffs in late December, but were frozen at five to 10 per cent in light of positive …

Show Review: DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2019

02-05-2019
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR's 21st edition concluded March 28th 2019, achieving new milestones in exhibitor numbers, increased participation with VIP programs, and onsite events. This year's edition grew to an impressive show space of 175,000 sqm and welcomed over 1,560 exhibitors. From the total number of more than 66,870 attendees, approximately …

China reports decline in 2018 sawnwood imports

25-04-2019
China, sawnwood, import, softwood, hardwood

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a year on year decline of two per cent in volume and a slight increase (one per cent) in value. The average price for imported sawnwood was US$216 per cubic metre, up two per cent on 2017. Both sawn softwood and sawn hardwood imports …

Adino steps into China

17-04-2019
Adino, China

Adino Klebstoffe has taken another big step forward by entering into a production corporation with Listen Hotmelt Adhesive Ltd and establishing a new production corporation in China. This new venture by Adino is to cater towards growing demand for Adino products in the Asia Pacific region. Adino has its roots in Thailand, having started off as a …

Log imports to China reached record high in 2018

01-04-2019
China, import

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at Chinese ports. This was the third consecutive year of year-over-year increases, with 2018 volumes being up 37 per cent from 2015. Although import volumes fell slightly from the third quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of the year, the …

China and India are making a greener Earth

29-03-2019
China, India

Despite climate change, water scarcity and the many ills affecting the planet, this generation is living on an increasingly greener Earth. Measurements from space show that some parts of the northern hemisphere, notably China and India, are a lot greener than they used to be, which is potentially very good news for the climate. Growing …