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Tariff exemptions of US hardwood export to China extended

According to National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) and American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the tariff exemptions of hardwood exports to China have been extended through 16 Apr 2022. It...

West Australian Premier announces investment in softwood plantation timber industry

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) of Western Australian government welcomes the announcement by the West Australian Premier, The Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, to invest a record $350 million to...

Italy: growth in wood and furniture technology sector for first half of 2021

The development of the pandemic has impacted all economic trends, including the machines, tools and equipment for woodworking and furniture production. This trend has some “peculiarities” that have been...

Metsä Group plans to invest €200 million in constructing Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski

Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, is planning to construct a new Kerto LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. The final decision on the investment,...

Builders FirstSource acquires Apollo software assets

Builders FirstSource announced that it has acquired Apollo software assets from construction technology startup Katerra in an approximately US$4.5 million transaction. The Apollo platform provides design collaboration and workflow,...

Södra expands cross-laminated timber business into Denmark

Södra’s sustainable timber construction business is expanding all the way to Denmark. Although Södra already operates in Denmark, they are now establishing a new position in cross-laminated timber (CLT)...

ITTO: demand for wood to surge in India by 2030

According to a recent report by International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), there will be a substantial increase in wood consumption in India by 2030, exacerbating an existing shortfall between...

American Hardwood Export Council and Wallpaper* present Discovered, a showcase in wood designs

This September, the Design Museum hosts a global showcase of the next generation of design talent, titled Discovered. Bringing together 20 emerging designers from 16 countries, Discovered presents a...

48th China International Furniture Fair Shanghai will be postponed

Based on the overall situation of pandemic prevention and control, and after listening to the opinions of all parties, the organisers have decided that the 48th China International Furniture...

Timber imports in UK surge past 1 million m³ in June 2021

Latest statistics from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) show how the volume of imported timber experienced a further surge in June 2021, to a total of 1.01 million m³....