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UK focus for Tanzanian fair trade hardwoods
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 A campaign to develop markets for sustainable and fairtrade Tanzanian hardwoods is expanding to include four new species.
TTF to present at Congo trade forum
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Timber Trade Federation (TTF) head of sustainability Anand Punja will be presenting at Forum Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, to provide an update to the African trade on the implementation of the EU Timber Regulation and the challenges that EU and UK operators are facing.
Fencing contractors launch certification scheme
Thursday, August 22, 2013 The Fencing Contractors Association has rolled out its own certification scheme to provide specifiers and customers with a pool of industry-accredited contractors.
Danzer rejects Greenpeace’s EUTR approach
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 A Greenpeace demand for action over an alleged illegally sourced load of wenge logs at a Danzer veneer factory in the Czech Republic has been described as “misleading” by the company.
Ghana hits back at NGO illegal timber risk claims
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 The Ghana Forestry Commission has hit back against claims by environmental group Global Witness that the “majority” of timber being cut and exported from the country carried a high risk of being illegal.
Small loggers at risk from EUTR
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Small-scale loggers in Central Africa could be driven out of business by the cost of complying with the EU Timber Regulation and trade policies in the US, experts have warned.
Conference highlights pressure on Central African forests
Friday, May 24, 2013 Central Africa’s forests are under pressure from rising population, proliferation of logging roads and forest earmarked for agriculture and mining, according to the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
FSC terminates relationship with Danzer
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has terminated its relationship with decorative veneer and hardwood timber producer Danzer Group in a landmark decision billed by Greenpeace as critical for the reputation of FSC.
Sonae records €16m Q1 losses
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Sonae’s losses rose to €16m in the first quarter due to lower sales volumes caused by the closure of its Knowsley plant in the UK and Solsona in Spain, as well as a difficult economic environment impacting the furniture industry.
Cameroon timber export marking programme under way
Monday, May 13, 2013 New marks that attest to timber legality are being made on Cameroon wood products being exported to Europe.
Ghana timber exports rise in January
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Wood product export volumes from Ghana increased 17.6% to 21,028m3 in January, according to new figures from the country’s Forestry Commission.
Rougier extends FSC-certified hardwood product range
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Rougier has obtained FSC certification for three forest concessions in south-east Cameroon.
DRC logging chaos makes EUTR compliance “impossible”
Thursday, March 07, 2013 “Chaos” in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s logging sector means it is nearly impossible for EU traders sourcing timber from the country to comply with the newly-introduced EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), says a new Greenpeace report.
Log sales lift poor year for Rougier
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Rougier, the French-owned timber group operating in West Africa, suffered reduced sales in sawn timber and panel products last year, but increased log sales by 10%.
Daltons Wadkin out of Africa
Monday, February 11, 2013 Daltons Wadkin has completed installation of a Wadkin circular sawbench in Sierra Leone on behalf of a charity supported by TV personality Nick Hewer.
Slump and forest controls hit Ghana timber sector
Monday, January 21, 2013 Between 50-60 Ghanaian timber companies have collapsed due to the economic downturn and tougher forestry regulation and many survivors are trading below capacity, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
Timbermat reduces reliance on ekki imports
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Ground protection solution provider Timbermat is ringing the changes in its timber sourcing in advance of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
WWF publishes West African timber legality sourcing guide
Friday, January 11, 2013 WWF has published a timber legality sourcing guide for timbers from Ghana, Liberia and the Ivory Coast.
Zambia prepares to end timber export ban
Friday, January 11, 2013 Zambia is preparing to lift its ban on raw timber exports, according to media reports in the country.
BSW begins major exports from Fort William
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 BSW has begun exporting sawn timber to North Africa direct from the UK as part of a new deal to supply one of Egypt’s largest timber distributors from Scotland.

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