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Timber exports have not improved since FLEGT licensing approvals: Indonesia

28-03-2018
FLEGT, Indonesia

Indonesia’s watershed approval on FLEGT licenses have not expanded marketing opportunities in the EU, contrary to what was originally believed, according to the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI). Ida Bagus Putera Parthama, Director General of Sustainable Production Forest Management from the Ministry of Environment and …

Indonesian wood export sector optimistic about 2018 growth

19-01-2018
Indonesia, ITTO, wood exports

Indonesia’s wood product exports rose just over one per cent in 2017; exports in tonnage terms on the other hand, fell. Yet timber sector entrepreneurs are optimistic that 2018 will see increase in exports, according to Soewarni, chairman of the Association of Indonesian Sawn Timber and Processed Timber (ISWA). According to association …

Indonesia targets Australia as the next export frontier

05-01-2018
ITTO, Australia, Indonesia, SVLK

Indonesia’s domestic legality verification scheme (SVLK) may not have helped the industry sell more wood products, according to the Indonesian Sawn Timber and Timber Manufacturers Association (ISWA). Association Chairman Soewarni said that while the SVLK should boost exports and export prices this has yet been achieved. The value of exports …

Editor’s pickIndonesia and EU celebrate one year of certified legal timber trade

04-12-2017
FLEGT, EU, Indonesia

Indonesia and the EU celebrated one year of certified timber trade at a half-day event in Jakarta on Nov 30. Image: FLEGT.org Shipments of Indonesian wood products to the EU have reached over EUR 1 Bn since the start of FLEGT licensing. Celebrating one year of the scheme’s licensing, Indonesia and the EU held a conference in Jakarta on …

Indonesia proposes tax relief for furniture exporters

04-04-2017
Indonesia, furniture, tax relief

Indonesia’s Minister for Industry Airlangga Hartarto has proposed tax relief measures for furniture exporters. Funding will be secured from the Ministry of Finance, he said, at the opening of the Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX).  The value of Indonesia’s timber exports is expected to rise to US$5 billion by 2020 …

Indonesia's FLEGT license reaps success as wood exports rise 10 percent

17-03-2017
FLEGT, Indonesia

Certified timber exports from Indonesia have gone up nearly 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to the Indonesian Forest Concessions Holders. The volume of certified wood products shipped reached 17.46 million tonnes in 2016. Robust trade activity is attributed to Indonesia’s FLEGT-VPA license secured last year. The country is the …

Malaysian and Indonesian joinery products exports to EU rises

09-03-2017
Malaysia, Indonesia, ITTO

EU imports of other joinery products (mainly doors and LVL for window frames) increased a further 4 percent to EUR690 million in 2016, following a 22 percent increase in 2015. Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia and Ukraine made significant gains while China lost a bit of ground. China is still the single largest supplier of joinery products to the …