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Oct 3, 2011

Stora Enso and SRV Plan in Co-operation to Build a World-class Wood City

Helsinki, Finland, Oct 3, 2011 - Stora Enso plans to undertake a unique wooden construction project in Finland called Wood City in collaboration with the construction company SRV.

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Oct 5 2011

Södra’s new sawmill offers pulp benefits

Södra’s new Värö sawmill was inaugurated this week by Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling. A key part of the project is the location of the new sawmill adjacent to Södra’s Värö pulp mill.

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October 7, 2011

Exports of logs and lumber from the US and Canada to China to reach record

Lumber shipments from Canada alone could reach 1.2 billion dollars this year. The North American share of log and lumber import volumes to China has increased from four percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010.

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September 25, 2011

EFSOS II - UN/ECE Forest sector and timber outlook study summary

If no major policies or strategies are changed in the forest sector and trends outside it follow the lines described by the IPCC B2 scenario, consumption of forest products and wood energy will grow steadily and wood supply will expand to meet this demand (see Figure 24).

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September 12, 2011

Japan still matters to the B.C. economy

Canadians are coming to recognize that the balance of power in the international economy is shifting inexorably toward Asia. Already home to three-fifths of humanity, the next two decades will see Asia grow to account for half or more of global output.

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Sep 8th, 2011

Breaking Walls, Building Bridges: Conflict Management in the Tropical Timber Industry

Clashing interests and values over the use of forestland, the rap

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August 2011

Impact of Border Carbon Adjustment and Restrictions on Non-certified Timber on International Commerce in Wood Products

Climate change mitigation measures may soon begin to impact trade in wood products in two important ways.

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August 26th, 2011

Finnish sawmill machinery for Australian mill

In January 2012, HewSaw will deliver a HewSaw SL250 TRIO sawing line to Bombala in New South Wales on the southeast coast of Australia. The agreement was signed on 29th April 2011. The construction work will begin in August 2011, and the project is scheduled to finish in December 2012.

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August 12th, 2011

China imports of BC lumber jump 97%

According to the latest import statistics from China Customs, Canadian lumber shipments to China (almost all from B.C.) increased by a whopping 97% in the first six months of 2011 over the same period in 2010.

BASELINE STUDY 2, LAO PDR: Overview of Forest Governance, Markets and Trade

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region. This study is done for Lao PDR.


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