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London furniture retailer first to be fined in UK under EUTR
01 November, 2017
Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first UK business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber.
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New sustainability solutions
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 How to stand up a sustainability claim for uncertified hardwood was the theme of a recent seminar co-hosted by James Latham, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Timber Trade Federation (TTF).
Weyerhaeuser agrees sale of Lumin plywood mill in Uruguay
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Weyerhaeuser has agreed to sell its Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing business, which includes the plywood mill producing Lumin branded products, to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for US$402.5m in cash.
Arnold Laver backs British timber with GiB licence
Monday, May 15, 2017 Major timber merchant Arnold Laver said its decision to come on board with the Grown in Britain campaign (GiB) is “good timing” considering the current overarching focus on the UK’s place in Europe.
PEFC Stakeholder Day highlights forest impacts
Monday, May 15, 2017 A snapshot of the importance of forest certification and how it affects forests in North America, Asia and Europe will be given at PEFC’s Annual Stakeholder Day on July 4.
London seminar on Brazil timber trade
Monday, May 15, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Embassy of Brazil in London are combining on a seminar to give the timber trade an update on the South American country’s wood products sector.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
TTF agrees third party testing for non-EU hardwood ply
Monday, March 13, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) National Panel Products Division has unanimously agreed mandatory third party species testing and third party product performance testing for all panels placed on the market from outside the EU.
World first wood window Life Cycle Assessments to be launched
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is due to launch “world first” wood window Life Cycle Assessments at the Ecobuild show in London.
New report challenges wood biomass’ carbon neutrality
Friday, February 24, 2017 A new Chatham House report is challenging the carbon neutral position of wood biomass.
FLEGT-licensed timber arrives at Tilbury
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Containers of the first FLEGT-licensed wood products to arrive in the UK have been opened at Tilbury.
Indonesian ambassador “proud” of FLEGT licensing first
Thursday, December 15, 2016 The Indonesian ambassador to the UK Rizal Sukma has said his country’s successful FLEGT-licensing of timber exports to the EU could be “the seeds for a global norm” in regulating and managing environmental challenges.
New RPP toolkit set for release
Friday, November 25, 2016 New tools for the Timber Trade Federation’s redeveloped Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) will be released in early December.
First FLEGT-licensed timber shipments now bound for UK
Friday, November 18, 2016 UK agents, importers and distributors are preparing for the first shipment of FLEGT-licensed Indonesian timber products, with James Latham and Plaut International among those relishing the landmark.
Lathams to get first FLEGT licensed timber
Monday, November 14, 2016 James Latham is set to take delivery of one of the first shipments of FLEGT-licensed timber products to the EU from Indonesia early in the New Year.
Confor demands reversal of FSC decision to reject UKWAS
Friday, November 11, 2016 Confor is demanding that FSC International reverses its rejection of the revised UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).
FLEGT licence fee drops
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 The UK Competent Authority (CA) for the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade initiative (FLEGT) has announced that the charge per FLEGT licensed cargo it processes will be £9.60 rather than the £31 originally projected.
First Guyanese forest FSC-certified
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 The Guyanese greenheart trade has been boosted with the first FSC forest certification in the country.
Trade gathers at TTJ Awards
Monday, October 03, 2016 About 420 guests from across the timber trade gathered at the Brewery in London last Friday for the annual TTJ Awards.
FLEGT licensed timber finally on the EU horizon
Monday, September 05, 2016 A key step has been taken to ensure the first FLEGT-licensed timber can be delivered to the EU this year and an announcement on the date for issue of first licences is due in the coming days.
UK facing timber resource crunch - WWF
Monday, August 15, 2016 Environmental group WWF says the UK is facing a timber resource crunch unless it moves to sustainable supply practices.

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