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Impact of pandemic on Malaysian forest and logging sector's employment and income

04-05-2020
Department of Statistics Malaysia, forest, logging, sector, income, employment, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) conducted an online survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on employment and income, reported ITTO. For the forestry and logging sector the survey results showed 6 percent of workers were on half pay leave, 18 per cent were on unpaid leave and 12 per cent had lost their job. The report can be …

New Zealand’s forest industry poised to resume work

22-04-2020
New Zealand, forest owners, contractors, preparing machinery, logging sites, resume work

Forest owners and contractors are preparing machinery and logging sites ahead of the resumption of harvesting next week, reported Wood Week. A lot of good work had been completed in recent weeks developing safe working protocols to comply with the reduced lockdown requirements effective next Tuesday, said Phil Taylor, president of the New Zealand …

Canada makes electronic logging devices mandatory next year

08-04-2020
federal mandate, electronic logging devices, ELD, federally-regulated motor carriers, drivers

A new federal mandate will make electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory for federally-regulated motor carriers and their drivers, with a few exceptions. This means that anyone who currently uses paper logs to keep track of their hours behind the wheel will need to use ELDs starting from 21 June 2021. Transport Canada included the mandate …

Canada makes electronic logging devices mandatory next year

08-04-2020
federal mandate, electronic logging devices, ELD, federally-regulated motor carriers, drivers

A new federal mandate will make electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory for federally-regulated motor carriers and their drivers, with a few exceptions. This means that anyone who currently uses paper logs to keep track of their hours behind the wheel will need to use ELDs starting from 21 June 2021. Transport Canada included the mandate …

Indonesian plantation director in conflict with indigenous community charged with illegal logging

07-04-2020
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, charged, director, plantation firm, eastern Indonesian, Seram, illegal logging, dispute, indigenous community

by Nurdin Tubaka/ Mongabay News Imanuel Darusman, a director of CV Sumber Berkat Makmur, was charged by Indonesia’s forestry ministry. An official with the ministry’s law enforcement bureau said they began to look into the case when the arrest of 26 indigenous people by the local police for vandalising the company’s equipment …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

Malaysia government reduces control order to let palm, rubber, logging sectors run skeleton shifts

20-03-2020
Malaysia, government, movement control order, partial exemption, plantations, logging, coronavirus

The Malaysian government announced partial exemptions of the movement control order to allow the palm oil, rubber, and timber sectors to resume operations on a limited scale, reported Malay Mail. Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said in a statement yesterday that rubber tapping for the purpose of …

U.S. loggers seek Agriculture department for tariff reliefs

16-12-2019
American Loggers Council, logging associations, U.S., Department of Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, unrefined forest products, agricultural commodity, trade, tariff, retaliatory, relief

The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its member state logging associations delivered letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking the administration to include unrefined forest products as an agricultural commodity. ALC and its members say aligning timber and agriculture would enable impacted loggers to receive relief …

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