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Timber Trade Flow Maps of China and the Mekong Region

This report provides a number of illustrated maps giving an overview of the timber trade flows in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam and their respective trading partners. The maps provide information on the import and export in value as well as volume (RWE).

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3 August 2011

UNECE, FAO Release Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have released the Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011, according to which consumption of forest products in the UNECE region rose by 5.6% overall in 2010, following two years of falling pro

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August 06, 2011

Warning on Ta Ann practices

A MALAYSIAN parliamentarian has visited Tasmania's native forests with a warning over timber company Ta Ann's business operations in his home country.

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August 7, 2011

GFC and the Forest Products Development and Marketing Council should join the global best practices in reporting

Dear Editor,

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1 August 2011

ITTO and Marubeni sign Agreement for REDD+ feasibility study in Brazil

Makoto Sato, General Manager of Marubeni's Global Environmental Projects Department, and Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director, signed an Agreement on 29 July 2011 at ITTO Headquarters in Yokohama, to conduct a REDD+ feasibility study in the State of Acre, Brazil.

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Aug 01, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Completes Sale of Hardwoods Business

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., USA, Aug 01, 2011 - Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced it has completed the sale of its hardwoods business to American Industrial Partners.

Total proceeds from the sale will be approximately $108 million.

Assets included in the transaction are located in Tuscumbia, Ala.; Elkhart, Ind.; Grand Rapids and Lewiston, Mich.; Brainerd, Minn.; Coos Bay, Eugene and Garibaldi, Ore.; Titusville, Pa.; Arlington, Centralia and Longview, Wash.; and Dorchester and Onalaska, Wis.

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15 July 2011

Sir James Mitchell brings sustainable forestry investors to President Jagdeo

Former St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell renewed his acquaintance with President Bharrat Jagdeo during a courtesy visit today. He was accompanied by a team of investors in sustainable forestry, interested in Guyana. The team from the F.T.I Timber Growth Fund Limited, a European based company operating in the Roraima state of Brazil included, Board Chairman Marcus Valentine and Operations Consultant John Edwards among others.

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July 18th, 2011

Impact of soaring Chinese demand for logs and lumber

China’s total wood demand is anticipated to keep growing from 250 million m3 in 2010 to 350 million m3 by 2015 (a conservative projected growth rate of 8% per year), possibly moving as high as 450 million m3 by 2020.

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July 20, 2011

Södra expect continued high global wood costs

Södra's profit for the first half was 577 million SEK (1084 million in the same period last year) representing a return on capital of 11 percent (21).

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Jul 20, 2011

Proposed Amendment of the Sulphur Directive Would Weaken the Competitiveness of the Finnish forest industry

Finland, Jul 20, 2011 - The EU Commission has published its proposed amendment to the Sulphur Directive, which would lead to the maximum sulphur content of maritime fuels being lowered to 0.1% on the Baltic Sea by the beginning of 2015.


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