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Timber Trade Federation and TRADA announce merger

18-11-2020
TTF, Timber Trade Federation, TRADA, merger, MoU

The Governing Boards of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to align the strategies and activities of each organisation with a view toward a merger of the two organisations. The MoU was signed on 6 October 2020 and work has …

Editor’s pickLIGNA.21 postponed to September 2021

10-11-2020
LIGNA, Germany, covid-19, trade show, exhibition, postponement

LIGNA.21 goes into autumn, postponing its original event date from May to 27 September to 1 October 2021. Following intensive reflections and discussions, and in view of the current developments in the global incidence of infections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Deutsche Messe and the German association VDMA have jointly decided to …

Editor’s pickRussia could ban softwood log exports by 2022

28-10-2020
Russia, ban, export, wood ban, trade

In a recent statement, Russian President Mr Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalisation of the industry”). He also requested a “complete ban on shipments of …

Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …

Editor’s pickInaugural BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0

13-10-2020
building, architecture, building materials, expo, trade expo, trade exhibition

The inaugural BuildTech Asia Digital Series will take place on 14 and 15 October 2020 to proliferate the use of smart digital technologies in the built environment sector. This virtual event will present built environment professionals with opportunities to discover latest technologies at the international building and construction technology …

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