New Blogs information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from Blogs listed on en-us New Blogs information at Timber Trade Journal Online http://http// Catching the green deal wave <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7172/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>European woodworking industries must work together to support and capitalise on development of a new low environmental impact economic model, says Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary-general of the European Woodworking Industries Confederation – CEI Bois Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:41:35 GMT Clock is ticking for tropical forest sustainability <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7171/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The Fair&Precious campaign commits business to support sustainable tropical timber sourcing and communicates the multiple benefits of sustainable forest management, says Benoît Jobbé-Duval, managing director of the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:38:30 GMT Different pathways - same destination <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7166/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The 2019 Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition saw varying views expressed on the route to tropical timber sustainability, but agreement on the importance of getting there, reports Nienke Sleurink, programme manager at Netherlandsbased IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:08:37 GMT Christmas cards – going out of fashion? <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7165/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>This month we’re indulging a bit by using this December issue front cover as a giant Christmas card to all our readers in the UK and across the world. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:07:32 GMT General election: Forget Brexit, Get Britain Building! <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7163/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>TTJ managing director David Hopkins says politicians should unite around the need to solve the housing crisis Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:56:00 GMT Levelling the EUTR playing field a priority <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7162/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Only with uniform enforcement and due diligence support for importers can the EUTR keep illegal timber off the EU market, says Indra Van Gisbergen, forest and development campaigner at NGO, Fern Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:26:08 GMT Tackling market and climate change <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7161/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The International Softwood Conference shone a spotlight not just on trade trends, but also the industry’s urgent need to rise to environmental challenges, says TTF president Charles Hopping Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:24:43 GMT Get ready for voting! <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7159/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>I don’t know if you are one of those people who look forward to a UK General Election. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 05:14:42 GMT Due Diligence: Not Always an Exact Science <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7154/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Due diligence is a continuous process, says Xiao Ma, sustainability manager at the Timber Trade Federation Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:08:25 GMT Together we are stronger <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/Blog/7153/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Getting Brexit wrong has far reaching consequences but by working together the building products sector can rise to meet the challenges, writes John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:04:38 GMT