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EUTR remains important post-Brexit 23 August, 2017
The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) wasn’t universally welcomed when introduced in 2013. Some in the trade saw it as unwarranted interference, a replication of the due diligence they already undertook to keep illegal wood out of their supply chains. The only difference, they said, was that it now came wrapped in Brussels red tape.
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Building relationships
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Trussed Rafter Association is moving forward with a progressive voice and building key relationships, says TRA chairman Jonathan Fellingham
Brexit – the need to engage
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 With Brexit negotiations under way it’s more important than ever that the UK timber trade is heard by decision makers and that it engages with its European counterparts, says TTF president Keith Fryer
Beware roof batten false economies
Thursday, July 20, 2017 SR Timber trading director Shaun Revill warns about false economies in roof batten purchasing within the roofing and building trade
Celebrating opportunity
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The Grown in Britain campaign is celebrating its fourth anniversary and has made progress on its mission to promote British timber, says its CEO Dougal Driver
Ahead of the curve
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The WWF has always been an arch campaigner for legal and sustainable timber.
Smart Technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.
Finding answers to Certification Challenges
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
The transformative power of technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Investing in the latest IT is no longer a business option, it’s a must. But the benefits can be significant, writes Anagram Systems marketing manager Nick Hardy.
US lumber duties to have far reaching effect
Monday, May 22, 2017 Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
Living in interesting times
Monday, May 22, 2017 For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman

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