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Legality enforcement 21 June, 2016 EUTR Competent Authority enforcement agencies and counterparts from around the world regularly gather to share expertise and intelligence under the TREE initiative. Mike Jeffree reports > read more

Brexit or fixit? 21 March, 2016 The EU Referendum debate is firmly under way. TTJ looks at how the timber sector views this important milestone.

FSC makes headway two decades on 25 January, 2016 The FSC has made major headway in forest and chain of custody certifi cation since launching two decades ago, but is aiming higher. FSC UK communications manager Tallulah Chapman reports

New voices speak out on forestry, environment and FLEGT 25 January, 2016 A technically aware, environmentally committed new generation in supplier countries is increasingly shaping the development of the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) initiative, and other forestry and timber sector legality and sustainability programmes worldwide. Mike Jeffree asked a range of them in VPA signatory countries worldwide about their views, outlook and aspirations. Here are the responses from Indonesia, Ghana and Honduras

Building bridges, making waves 20 November, 2015 The UK’s EU Timber Regulation enforcer sees close, collaborative relations with the trade as key in implementing and policing it. Mike Jeffree reports

Compulsory E1 in Europe - a defence 20 November, 2015 Clive Pinnington, the new, and first, managing director of the European Panel Federation, finds that not all publicity is good publicity – especially when it comes via a TV news programme that promoted alarmist views on emissions from wood products

Big Brands back EU Battle against Illegal Timber 20 June, 2015 Some of Europe’s biggest consumer brands in timber products not only back the EU Timber Regulation and wider anti-illegal timber measures, they want them to be tougher and wider ranging. Mike Jeffree reports.

Protection Needs Profile 20 May, 2015 A key focus of the Wood Protection Association annual conference was the need to raise awareness of the treatment sector’s potential to maximise timber’s market potential. Mike Jeffree reports.

Sector Focus: Panel Products, “The China Question” 20 April, 2015 China has rapidly grown from being one of the world’s largest importers of plywood to one of the largest exporters and that shift has brought recognised sourcing problems for the timber industry, highlighted by recent issues on EUTR compliance. Keren Fallwell reports.

Face to Face: Dan Rogerson 20 January, 2015 In a new series of face-to-face interviews with important decision makers, Stephen Powney talks to UK forestry minister Dan Rogerson

What’s a FLEGT VPA worth? 22 December, 2014 A new market analysis initiative will assess the potential European tropical timber market value of licensing under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade scheme. Mike Jeffree reports.

Sustainability and sales are key 22 December, 2014 Ensuring sustainable wood supplies and defending and developing their market are mutually dependent imperatives for the tropical timber trade, according to speakers at the ATIBT International Forum. Mike Jeffree reports.

Widening the scope 22 December, 2014 WWF-UK’s Forest Campaign aims to influence the business community, the public and the government on sustainability issues – and to encourage a tightening up of the EUTR. Sally Spencer reports.

FLEGT forest power to the people 15 October, 2014 The EU FLEGT VPA process is giving local communities real influence in the operation of their forest and timber sectors and they’re urging the EU timber trade to back it. Mike Jeffree reports.

Certification needs second look by EC 16 June, 2014 The EC has committed a serious oversight in its Forest Strategy by overlooking the potential contribution environmental certification schemes can make to developing a rounded environmentally and commercially sound forestry sector, writes FSC managing director Kim Carstensen.

Making a mark 17 May, 2014 BM TRADA technical manager Dr Hugh Mansfield Williams examines the impact of CE marking on the wood panel market

FLEGT – forging legality links 05 May, 2014 The battle against illegal logging is being joined by timber consumer and producer countries worldwide, and taking interesting new directions. Mike Jeffree reports.

Toxic timber dust hazards 22 February, 2014 Different wood species’ dust can carry a range of threats to woodworkers. Stephen Powney reports.

Fresh approaches to dust extraction 22 February, 2014 New dust extraction technology helps timber companies improve productivity and reduce costs.

Wood dust: guidance to compliance 22 February, 2014 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is helping members to comply with wood dust regulations.

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