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Editor’s pickUSTR tests Peru’s progress in combatting illegal logging

26-03-2018
Peru, USTR, America, forest

Cover image: Peru's forests The United States Trade Representative has asked Peru to verify three timber shipments exported to the U.S. in 2017 complied with all Peruvian laws and regulations. The request was made on behalf of the Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru (Timber Committee). “Strong monitoring and …

EGGER breaks ground in North Carolina, heralds a new chapter in USA

20-03-2018
Egger, USA

EGGER broke ground on its North American corporate offices in North Carolina’s Davidson County. The office building, which is scheduled for completion in early 2019, will house EGGER’s North American future office staff. This building also lays the groundwork for future plant operations, which includes an ultramodern particleboard …

China national accreditation body now recognised by US EPA

26-02-2018
China, US, EPA

China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) is now recognised by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA), according to a news report from China Daily. The CNAS offers accreditation services that China’s wood product traders can use to prove their products meet specific regulations and …

Editor’s pickAmerica's first hardwood CLT project launches in Indiana

15-01-2018
NHLA, Indiana, US, CLT

Story by NHLA; Editing by Panels & Furniture Asia In an effort to enhance awareness around using wood as an innovative building material, The United States Forest Service awarded Boston-based architectural firm, IKD, $250,000 to fund the construction of the first hardwood cross laminated timber (CLT) project in the United States. The Indiana …

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 …