News archive

Tag: exports

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, …

Editor’s pickLumber exports to China entering slower phase

06-09-2018
Lumber exports, China, softwood lumber

According to a recent report from analysis company Woodstat, the export of softwood lumber to China from leading exporting countries worldwide amounted to approximately 2.31 million m³ in June (two per cent less as compared to 2017). The export totalled 12.7 million m³ from January to June (three per cent less as compared to 2017). The …

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 …

NZ log exports reach a record $2.4Bn in 2017, sparking concerns over future log supply and efforts to value-add exports

18-01-2018
New Zealand, log, exports, China

New Zealand log exports hit a new record last year, exporting $2.41 billion of softwood logs in the first 11 months of 2017, surpassing all previous records for a full year, according to Statistics New Zealand. 75 per cent of these exports—worth $1.81 Bn—went to China, which has banned forest harvesting and reduced tariffs on imports …