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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 …

Log Distribution Limited NZ opens to improve log exports

09-04-2019
New Zealand, forestry, import & export

Four forestry companies operating in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand have announced the formation of Log Distribution Limited, a joint venture company which commenced operations on 1 April 2019. Log Distribution Limited is a collaboration between FOMS Ltd, Forest Enterprises Growth Ltd, Wairarapa Estate Ltd and Norsewood Estate Ltd which aims …

Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition

22-10-2018
Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition, Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), American Hardwood Export Council

By Michael Buckley, Counselor to HAWA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Sixteen years after the Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) launched its first furniture design completion Hoa Mai, the 2018-2019 competition was launched in October. Platinum sponsor is the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which has …

EU ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift moratorium on timber exports

18-10-2018
EU, Ukraine, lifting of moratorium, timber exports, Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

The European Union will likely begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine soon to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber as the one violating the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “Unfortunately, Ukraine really violates the Association …

Vietnam’s forestry exports are slated to hit US$6.64 billion

02-10-2018
Vietnam, forestry exports

According to Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, trade surplus of key forestry products in Vietnam hit US$4.97 billion, with wood and wood products making up US$4.64 billion alone. For the first nine months of 2018, the United States (U.S.), Europe, China, and the Republic of Korea were the leading importers of wood and wood products from Vietnam, …