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- EU Getting Tougher. // Inwood;Ma/Jun2008, Issue 80, p60
The article reports on the tightening of the regulations by the European Community and the weaknesses in rules on illegal logging that are about to be removed. Starting May 2008 new legislation is expected to be implemented, requiring the forest product industry to certify that the timber...
- Illegal logging rates decrease. // PrintWeek (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);7/23/2010, p13
The article explores a Chatham House study which revealed that illegally sourced wood imports in Great Britain decreased 30% from its peak in 2004.
- EUROPE PARALYZES VINTAGE MARKET WITH NEW WOOD REGULATIONS. // Music Trades;Oct2012, Vol. 160 Issue 9, p26
The article reports on the conflict between the European Union and the Congress on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on wood importation regulations that paralyzes the vintage instrument market as to which rule is binding.
- Log exports hammered by fundamentals. // Inwood;May/Jun2007, Issue 74, p54
The article provides information on export log returns in New Zealand in 2007. In New Zealand, log prices have improved by $1 to $2 a tonne for most grades in most regions. Local mills exporting to the U.S. market are enjoying improved returns and Australian framing returns are strong, but...
- Russia wields big stick to keep logs at home. Katz, Andres // Inwood;May/Jun2007, Issue 74, p60
The author reflects on issues related to the logging industry in Russia. He provides an overview of Russia's log exports to countries such as Finland, China, Japan and Korea. According to the author, the log export tax is likely to affect Russian loggers the most, a point which would not go...
- VPA: Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Baldwin, Elizabeth // Hardwood Floors Magazine;Feb/Mar2013, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p20
The article discusses Voluntary Partnership Agreement, which is similar to the Lacey Act of the U.S. and aims to prevent illegally logged wood from being imported.
- New timber regulation proposal. // Cabinet Maker;11/21/2008, Issue 5615, p5
The article provides information on a proposal by the European Commission, for a regulation that will reduce the risk of illegally harvested timber and its products. Reportedly, 19% of timber imports in the European Union come through illegal means. With the new regulation, the traders will now...
- U.S. appeals WTO panel finding on steel tariffs. // Wire Journal International;Sep2003, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p14
Reports that United States has appealed against a World Trade Organization panel finding that hefty tariffs imposed on steel imports in March 2002 violate global trading rules. Implications of the appeal on steel imports; Information on criticism faced by the appeal from members of the European...
- Indian betel leaves face EU ban over health fears. // Eastern Eye;6/20/2014, Issue 1256, p2
The article reports on the plan of the European Union (EU) to ban imported betel leaves from India due to salmonella contamination in June 2014.