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Russia might ban wood exports to the US and EU

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has proposed introducing a ban on the export of birch wood, plywood logs (raw materials for plywood production) and fuel chips to “unfriendly countries” by the end of 2022. The ban will affect the unfriendly states included in the list, …

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Russia-Ukraine conflict may impact wood markets

With the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, there is an increased concern about potential impacts on softwood, log and lumber markets. Disruptions in supply and demand may have a significant impact on current prices which are already on a rise.

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FSC Suspends Trading Certificates In Russia, Belarus

The Forest Stewardship Council confirmed that it has suspended trading certificates from Russia and Belarus, per its provision that “the forest sector is not associated with violent armed conflict, including that which threatens national or regional security and/or is linked to military control.”   Resource:

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Russia Plans Massive Deforestation Of Ukraine

Plans to cut down Ukrainian forests were outlined in a letter written by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. He stated that timber that is not used for the needs of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation should be sold and the proceeds used to fund the occupying army.

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Tariffs On Russian Birch May Rise To 50%

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XV, Issue VI: Tariffs On Russian Birch May Rise To 50% | Russian Birch Plywood Poses Challenges To Our Industry | Russian Oligarchs Made Billions From Wood Trade With The West | Russia May Ban Exports Of Wood & Forest Products | Russia’s War On Ukraine Could Triple …

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Over 100,000 tons of fraudulent FSC plywood?

Date: July 1, 2021Author: Marc Barany0 Comments Over 100,000 tons of FSC plywood appear to have been exported from China fraudulently. This is according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The EIA alleges that, for years, a manufacturer claimed that all of the Pencil Cedar (Palaquium spp.) in its plywood originated from …

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