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Global chip prices to China step up

Hardwood chip prices for the world leading Chinese market were around 10% higher on average in March than in February, according to the latest analysis from IndustryEdge. At USD196.98/bdmt, the global average price was at a new high in March. Source: Timberbiz Tim Woods, managing dire
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Paper cups recycled for magazine stock

Stora Enso aims to start recycling used paper cups on a large scale at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. Based on production trials, Stora Enso possesses the technical feasibility to recycle paper cups for use in other paper applications and is now looking into partnerships for the co
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Robots start work in forestry

From watching pulp cook for hours on end and tracking parasite bugs on satellite photos to handling lengthy legal documents, Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do. Packaging maker BillerudKorsnas AB has been an early adopter of artificial in
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China hits back with tariffs including wood and wood products

China’s latest tariff retaliation will hit some US$60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States. Sources: Quartz, Timberbiz Before the trade war started in earnest, C
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CFA Young Forester Award 2020 open to Australians

The Commonwealth Forestry Association has launched the CFA Young Forester Award 2020 in conjunction with the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.  The CFA Young Forester Award provides a short-term work placement of three months hosted by the University of Britis
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Canada to argue US duties with NAFTA after industry downturn

Western Forest Products CEO Don Demens will be speaking to a NAFTA panel to argue that American softwood lumber duties should not be applied to the cedar products the company makes. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) does not cover softwood lumber, which was excluded from
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EU publishes results of public consultation on deforestation

The European Commission has published the results of a public consultation on its roadmap towards an EU “Communication on Stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation”. Source: Timberbiz The EC received nearly 1000 responses to its questionnaire, as well as some
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Confor keeps tree planting in the spotlight for UK

Confor, the Confederation of Forest Industries (UK), has promised to keep tree planting at the heart of the climate change debate and to press politicians for decisive action after more compelling evidence that forestry has a major part to play in charting the UK’s path to net-z
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Study shows Wisconsin forestry industry sees growth

Timber sales are increasing in Wisconsin, USA and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry, according to a new national study. The National Alliance of Forest Owners released a report that found employment in Wisconsin’s forestry sector grew by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2
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Cambodia collects more than $2m forestry revenue

The Cambodian Agriculture Ministry collected more than US$2 million in forestry revenue during the first three months of this year. A ministry report issued on 22 April said it collected about US$2.3 million in riel (Cambodian currency) and also US$69,281 in licensing and export reven
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