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Brazilian Olympics accept PEFC and FSC
Monday, January 06, 2014 The organisers of the Rio Olympics are demanding that all timber and wood products used in 2016 Games developments are certified environmentally sound – specifying three certification schemes as acceptable proof of sustainability.
DLH accepts DKr100,000 inside information fine
Monday, January 06, 2014 Denmark-based hardwoods and panels importer and distributor DLH has accepted a fine of DKr100,000 for the alleged violation of the company’s obligation to announce inside information as quickly as possible.
Vandecasteele acquires Precious Woods Europe’s entire Brazilian timber stocks
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Belgian hardwood importer Vandecasteele Houtimport has acquired Precious Woods Europe’s entire 8,200m3 stock of FSC-certified Brazilian tropical timber after the latter closed its stockholding facility in the Netherlands as part of a group reorganisation.
Belgian hardwood importer addresses Brazilian exporters
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Dirk Debuscche of international timber importer Vandecasteele Houtimport spoke at the recent conference of Aimex, the association of timber industry exporters in the state of Pará, Brazil.
Interpol seizes US$40m worth of timber
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Nearly US$40m worth of South American timber has now been seized as part of Interpol’s Operation Lead targeting illegal logging, forest crimes and the criminal networks behind them.
SIG to stock Lumin plywood
Saturday, July 13, 2013 SIG has added the South American plywood brand Lumin as a preferred product in its roofing range.
Brazilian wood exports rise
Sunday, July 07, 2013 The value of Brazilian wood product exports rose 8.8% in May, compared with a year ago.
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.
Brazil tropical wood exports down, pine up
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Tropical sawn timber export volumes from Brazil fell 16% in January to 25,000m3, compared to the same month in 2012, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
Drugs hidden in export logs
Friday, March 01, 2013 Customs officers have arrested a fourth man at a sawmill in Guyana where a massive shipment of cocaine was found hidden in logs bound for Europe.
EU tropical timber imports fall 12%
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 EU tropical sawn timber imports dropped 12% to 778,000m3 in the first nine months of 2012, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
Brazil squeezed in 2012
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Pine plywood was the only product where the Brazilian timber industry achieved an increase in exports last year as the sector saw its overseas earnings fall overall by 1.4%.
DLH divests land in Brazil
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 DLH has sold major land and properties in Belem, Brazil, to a local contracting company.
UPM forestry plantation showcase
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 UPM has showcased how it manages sustainable forestry plantations during an international conference in Uruguay.
FSC first for Brazilian forest concession
Friday, December 07, 2012 Tropical hardwood decking and flooring producer LN Guerra is celebrating after its 46,000ha forest concession became the first concession in Brazil to achieve FSC certification.
Record low Amazon deforestation
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 The loss of the Amazon rainforest has reached its lowest level since monitoring began 24 years ago, according to new satellite data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research.
Brazilian interest in UK sustainable building
Monday, November 26, 2012 A delegation from Brazil visited Travis Perkins’ Sustainable Building Solutions division as part of a BRE-organised fact-finding trip to assess UK sustainable construction strategies.
Panel machinery investments
Friday, August 31, 2012 Panel producers in Brazil and South Africa are embarking on new investment plans to increase production volumes.
Amazon deforestation at record low
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Record low levels of deforestation in Brazil have been credited to the creation of sustainable forestry plantations in the country.
Brazilian president vetoes parts of Forest Code
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has vetoed parts of the country’s proposed new forest code – a move that may stop tracts of land being opened for large-scale agriculture.

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