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Global forest trade continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

13-07-2020
World, COVID-19, Lumber, Hardwood Chips

Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has remained fairly strong.  According to a recent WRI release, many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April as a result of reduced demand, …

Bosch secures global 3RT contract to turn wood waste into sustainable hardwood

27-05-2020
Bosch, 3RT, Designer Hardwood, plantation waste, sustainable hardwood, Australia

Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. Based in Melbourne and Adelaide, 3RT has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University, that converts wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood, called …

U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities from Vietnam may be investigated by U.S. for trade defence measures

21-04-2020
trade defence measure, U.S. Department of Commerce, origin fraud, illegal conveyance, Vietnam, hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets, wooden vanities

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities exported to the U.S. are among the 12 products at risk of being investigated for trade defence measures, origin fraud or illegal convenyance, announced the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam, reported Viet Nam News. The rest of the list included mattresses, quartz surface products, seamless refined …

China sees rise in sawnwood imports but not tropical sawnwood in 2019

06-04-2020
China, sawnwood, softwood, hardwood, markets, prices, volume, 2019, imports

According to data from China’s Customs, 2019 sawnwood imports totalled 38.11 million cubic metres valued at US$8.591 billion, a year on year increase of 4% in volume but a decline of 15% in value, reported ITTO. Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood imports rose 15% to 28.62 million cubic metres accounting for 57% of the national total, …

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