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FSC to released improved Trademark License Agreement (TLA)

28-02-2020
FSC, revised, improved, new, revamped, Trademark License Agreement, TLA, pilot phase, new measures

The revised and improved license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting early in the 2Q 2020 in Brazil, China, Germany, Russia and the United States before being extended to other countries later in the year. The revamped Trademark License Agreement (TLA) is designed to meet new legal …

NHLA: Hardwood Lumber Included in the Trade Deal

16-01-2020
NHLA, limited trade agreement, trade war, dispute, China, United States, Phase One, Washington, Beijing, hardwood lumber, inclusion

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It …

Välinge signs license agreement with Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

15-01-2020
Välinge, license agreement, Chinese, flooring producer, Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

The Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials Co., Ltd – also known as BBL – has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Liteback® sustainable core technology for thermoplastic flooring. BBL has been a Välinge licensee since 2008 and today sells both laminate and thermoplastic flooring …

Innovations4Flooring signs license agreement with Tarkett

30-09-2019
Innovations4Flooring, license agreement, Tarkett, patents, flooring, surface solutions

The Innovations4Flooring (I4F), a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has signed a license agreement with Tarkett. As part of this agreement, Tarkett grants I4F with licensing rights for 167 Tarkett patents covering locking, decor and surface performance technologies for floor covering products. I4F …

Global Log War hurting New Zealand

04-09-2019
New Zealand, Log war, trade agreement, log market, inquiry

The country's wood processors say the international log price war and protected overseas economies are crippling the New Zealand trade, reported Radio New Zealand. The Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association told a meeting in Nelson that distortions in international trade were starting to make it difficult for local processors to be …

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 …

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