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Investigation exposes European firms taking advantage of loophole to import Myanmar teak

29-05-2020
European Union Timber Regulation, loophole, Myanmar teak

A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) that campaigners allege allows European companies to buy Myanmar teak without conducting due diligence. The scheme was run out of Croatia and allowed companies in other European countries to purchase teak from Myanmar via Croatian firm …

The State Forests of Poland National Holding launch pilot project to use Timbeter to measure logs digitally

28-05-2020
Timbeter, Poland State Forests National Holding, pilot project, digital timber measurement

The Poland State Forests National Holding (LASY PAŃSTWOWE) launched a pilot project to use Timbeter in the Nowe Ramuki Forest District of the country. During the pilot project, the District will use Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technology for measurements, and digital reporting. (Image credit:Timbeter) It will also use, for …

Indonesia backed off plans to loosen rules for timber legality

21-05-2020
Indonesia, ministry of trade, legality, timber, forestry, SVLK, exports, EU, vertification

Indonesia has turned back on plans to weaken rules for the timber exports, following warnings that continuing the move would undermine efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation, reported TTJ. According to Reuters, the changes in timber legality rules put forward by Indonesia's trade ministry earlier this year would have ended …

Most of UK timber supply chain re-opening by end of May

14-05-2020
UK, timber supply chain, businesses, re-open, end of May, coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown

Almost all businesses in the timber supply chain will be re-starting operations in May according to a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) survey, reported Timber Trade Journal (TTJ). The survey showed that a full one third of businesses remained open to some extent during the Covid-19 lockdown. The remainder of businesses responding to the …

First-ever Mass Timber Building Competition in California to promote architectural innovation

13-05-2020
California, Mass Timber competition, architectural innovation, winners

In California, the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force and the Office of Planning and Research announced the winners of their first-ever competition designed to highlight a category of engineered wood products known as mass timber. As the need for forest, wildfire, climate, and housing solutions grows, California is moving to expand the …

Södra’s 1Q net sales down 12%

11-05-2020
Södra, Q1 2020, profits, sawn timber, Sweden

Despite dramatically changed conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, production rates at Södra’s facilities remained high and stable in the 1Q 2020. During the 1Q 2020, consolidated net sales amounted to SEK 5,576 million (US$574 million), down 12% year-on-year. Operating profit totalled SEK 227 million (US$23.4 million) and …

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