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Flying the flag for FLEGT 21 August, 2019
Our future trading relationship with Europe may be uncertain, but the TTF has clear plans for its new Europe-wide FLEGT communications project, writes marketing consultant Lucy Kamall
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The solution to Britain’s housing crisis
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 David Hopkins, director Confederation of Timber Industries highlights the work of the APPG for the Timber Industries
Saving the planet
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 When I was 16 I was sleeping in until midday, waiting for my GCSE results and wondering how I could get out of finding a holiday job – I certainly wasn’t contemplating sailing in an emission-free yacht across the Atlantic to attend a climate conference in the US.
Bringing china on board the illegal trade battle
Monday, July 29, 2019 An EU-Chinese forum holds huge promise for the global battle against illegal timber, writes TTJ consultant editor Mike Jeffree
The business perils of uncertainty
Monday, July 29, 2019 The UK panels sector continues to grow and invest for the future, but like the rest of industry, above all else on Brexit, it wants clarity, writes Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr
Industry consolidation set to continue
Monday, July 29, 2019 A flurry of takeovers has happened in recent weeks.
Don’t be an EU stranger
Monday, June 17, 2019 Maybe we’ll leave the EU, deal or no deal, but it’s absolutely vital that we remain in the European loop, writes Keith Fryer
Forest sector craves certainty
Monday, June 17, 2019 Expectations of another slide in sterling give UK timber a competitive advantage versus imports, while demand from pallet manufacturers is robust due to end users stockpiling, both due to Brexit uncertainty. But like other industries, the UK forest sector above all wants clarity on our future, in or out of the EU, writes Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
You'll never work alone
Monday, June 17, 2019 The excitement approaching a Champions League final involving two English teams was getting to fever pitch at the time of writing this column.
US Hardwood Heads for a Diverse Export Future
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The US-China trade war is causing a fundamental change in the American hardwood industry’s trading outlook and one outcome is renewed focus on the European market, writes American Hardwood Export Council executive director Mike Snow
A question of durability
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The BRE is embarking on a European programme to develop a performance life software tool to facilitate specification of timber in construction, writes Ed Suttie.

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