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Editor’s pickLatest export data reflects developing market for American hardwoods in India, says AHEC

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USD 4.59 million of American hardwood lumber and veneer were exported to India during the first eight months of this year, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. The statistics, which have been compiled from the latest data released by the United …

U.S. hardwood industry disintegrates from trade war with China

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Industry representatives said that a possible trade deal with China announced last week might not be broad enough to save U.S. hardwood timber companies from layoffs, cutbacks and closings, reported United Press International (UPI). Chinese tariffs slapped on exports of red oak, walnut and other hardwoods have cut almost 50 per cent of …

Decline in China’s tropical sawnwood imports in first half of 2019

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Data from China Customs shows that there was a slight rise in sawnwood imports in the first half of 2019. China’s first half sawnwood imports totalled 18.83 million cubic metres valued at US$4.43 billion, a year on year increase of 4% in volume but an 8% drop in value. Sawn softwood imports rose but sawn hardwood imports fell Of total …

Banned timber at centre of Gabon graft scandal to be auctioned

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A haul of illegally-logged tropical hardwood that triggered a major scandal in Gabon is to be auctioned, the environment ministry has said. In February, the authorities seized 353 container-loads of kevazingo, a precious wood that is highly prized in Asia but which is protected under Gabonese law, at two Chinese-owned depots at the Owendo port in …

AHF Products, a U.S. hardwood flooring company, doubles Cambodian manufacturing capabilities

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AHF Products announced the completion of the expansion of its Cambodian engineered wood flooring manufacturing capabilities to offset the impact of tariffs on imports from China. This expansion allows for more sliced and sawn face visuals to be produced, reported Hardwood Floors Magazine. According to AHF General Legal Counsel Jennifer Zimmerman, …

Hardwood leaders in the U.S. tell their stories to Congress

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Last week, 22 hardwood leaders travelled to Washington D.C. to meet with a number of U.S. Senators and staff to share the devastating impacts the current U.S./China trade war is having on their businesses, employees and communities. The group also met with senior staff from U.S.D.A. and the Vice President's office. The stories shared were …

Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company Announce New Joint Venture

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Premier Hardwood Flooring and Kennebec Lumber Company have announced a new joint venture. The collaborative effort will construct a state-of-the-art finish and effect line. The joint venture will operate under the name WW Hardwood Flooring Group out of Syracuse, New York. Operations are expected to begin July 2019. Both organisations are …

China reports decline in 2018 sawnwood imports

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According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a year on year decline of two per cent in volume and a slight increase (one per cent) in value. The average price for imported sawnwood was US$216 per cubic metre, up two per cent on 2017. Both sawn softwood and sawn hardwood imports …

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