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27 December 2010

Polish company to produce biochar in Altai Territory

The negotiations between forest holding Altailes and representatives of Ribegla company took place in Altai Territory.

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December 24, 2010

Swedish Forest Society Doubts the Russian Wood Tariff Reduction

Swedish Forest Society's timber manager Magnus Juntikka is critical to the speculation about the lower Russian wood tariffs.

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December 20, 2010

Large Pulp Mill Project in Russia

Södra, the Russian bank VEB and Angara Paper have signed a Letter of Intent regarding a pulp mill project in Russia with a capacity of 1.1 million ton softwood pulp per year.

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Positive outcome to Russian timber export duty issue

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December 4, 2010

Wikileak document reveal how the Russia's Forest Mafia operates

The US cables reveal the problem with illegally harvesting and how Chinese and Russian logging companies operates. According to the cables smugglers use different methods to illicitly export illegal  timber, most of which are able to pass through customs inspections and established border cro

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December 3rd, 2010

World’s largest wood pellet plant planned

Vyborgskaya Cellulose, a Russian pulp and paper maker, said that it expected to start producing pellets that can be used in heat and electricity generation from its plant in Vyborg by the end of the year reports Tree Frog Daily Forestry NewsThe plant, located in northwest Russia, wil

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December 3rd, 2010

EU - Russia deal could end log export tariffs

Reuters reported this week that Russia and the European Union struck a deal on Wednesday to phase out Russian export tariffs on raw materials.This is designed to smooth the way for Moscow’s entry into the WTO.

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November 25, 2010

Reduction of Russian timber duties after negotiations with WTO

Russia will reduce its wood tariffs probably within a year. Russia has given this promise to reduce timber dutis in negatiations to the European Commission in exchange for membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) according to the Finnish TV Yle.

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What problems does sustainable forest management face in Russia?

Discrepancies in the system of the Russian forest legislation is the main reason for that. This was the common opinion of participants of the Roundtable organized by WWF at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in early November 2010.

Representatives of the Russian legislative bodies, Russian federal Forest Service, regional authorities, forestry businesses, supervising and control entities of forest management and environmental NGOs were invited to this meeting.

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November 11th, 2010

Ruukki Group to pull out of pulp mill and sawmill project in Russia

Ruukki Group, a Finland-based company that focuses on wood-based industrial business operations, has scrapped its plans to build a large pulp mill and sawmill in the Kostroma Oblast in Russia. reports Helsingin Sanomat..The company did not accept the contract changes requested by the Kostroma authorities and decided to pull out of the project. 
Ruukki is accusing the Kostroma local administration of contract violations and plans to seek damages in a local court of first instance.


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by Dr. Radut