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Time to fall in behind FLEGT
20 September, 2016
With the first EUTR-exempt FLEGT-licensed timber now set to arrive in the EU this year, European Timber Trade Federation Secretary General André de Boer says the industry should focus on making the most of its potential
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Blogs

UK mills on investment trail
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 There have been several different announcements on the UK mill scene these last few weeks.
What does it take to be a winner
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Engineered timber products are opening new horizons for wood, notably in construction. But, says Peter Wilson, architect, director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd and TTJ Awards judge, to realize their even greater future potential demands ‘serious investment’ in R&D
From uncertainty to a firmer future
Friday, August 19, 2016 Mark Bowers, product director at Snows Timber, says the trade’s future prospects are good if belief remains high in timber’s credentials and products
Getting a clearer picture
Friday, August 19, 2016 It is now nearly two months from the UK’s Brexit vote. While the market picture and prospects are not wholly clear, we are getting more signs of how the market is reacting. When Travis Perkins, one of the UK’s biggest sellers of wood, publishes its quarterly results, there are always some good pointers.
Ghana’s FLEGT VPA progress impresses
Friday, August 19, 2016 Ghana’s programme to start EU FLEGT legality assurance licensing has already resulted in major forest and timber sector reform and the European trade needs to know about it, says TTF Head of Sustainability Mike Worrell
That’s democracy!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Well it happened. Whatever way you voted in the EU referendum we now face undeniably one of the biggest periods of change ever in the UK. That’s democracy!
Driving positive change
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) chief executive Iain McIlwee says the BWF has joined the Confederation of Timber Industries at a time of great opportunity to drive positive change
Speaking out with a single voice
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Recent months have certainly seen major political upheaval, says Timber Trade Federation managing director David Hopkins. But, with this comes great opportunity
Let’s kick out unaccredited plywood
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 The TTF’s Plywood Summit is aiming for third party accreditation for all hardwood plywood. Without it, writes president Keith Fryer, the consequences could be dire
The training game
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 A new approach to training is needed to ensure the timber industry gets enough new recruits for its future development, says TRADA marketing and membership services manager Rupert Scott

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