New Blogs information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from Blogs listed on http://www.ttjonline.com http://www.ttjonline.com/ en-us http://www.ttjonline.com/ New Blogs information at Timber Trade Journal Online http://http//www.ttjonline.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Much accomplished, more to do http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/much-accomplished-more-to-do http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/much-accomplished-more-to-do <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7147/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz, was recently appointed the new secretary-general of the European Timber Trade Federation. His mission is to develop its role further as a voice to government, a communication platform and a plug into the global marketplace Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:11:40 GMT Flying the flag for FLEGT http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/flying-the-flag-for-flegt http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/flying-the-flag-for-flegt <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7143/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>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 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:31:38 GMT The solution to Britain’s housing crisis http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/the-solution-to-britains-housing-crisis http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/the-solution-to-britains-housing-crisis <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7142/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>David Hopkins, director Confederation of Timber Industries highlights the work of the APPG for the Timber Industries Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:28:02 GMT Saving the planet http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/saving-the-planet http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/saving-the-planet <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7144/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>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. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:09:51 GMT Bringing china on board the illegal trade battle http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/bringing-china-on-board-the-illegal-trade-battle http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/bringing-china-on-board-the-illegal-trade-battle <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7137/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>An EU-Chinese forum holds huge promise for the global battle against illegal timber, writes TTJ consultant editor Mike Jeffree Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:09:39 GMT The business perils of uncertainty http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/the-business-perils-of-uncertainty http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/the-business-perils-of-uncertainty <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7136/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>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 Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:06:43 GMT Industry consolidation set to continue http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/industry-consolidation-set-to-continue http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/industry-consolidation-set-to-continue <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7135/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>A flurry of takeovers has happened in recent weeks. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:49:56 GMT Don’t be an EU stranger http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/dont-be-an-eu-stranger http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/dont-be-an-eu-stranger <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7131/thumbnail.png'/></a>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 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:58:56 GMT Forest sector craves certainty http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/forest-sector-craves-certainty http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/forest-sector-craves-certainty <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7130/thumbnail.png'/></a>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 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:58:29 GMT You'll never work alone http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/youll-never-work-alone http://www.ttjonline.com/blog/youll-never-work-alone <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7132/thumbnail.png'/></a>The excitement approaching a Champions League final involving two English teams was getting to fever pitch at the time of writing this column. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 06:57:11 GMT