• China to establish a national park system by 2025
    China has established nature protected areas of various types which have played a significant role in conserving biodiversity and natural heritage.The General Office of the State Council issued the Guidance on the Construction of a Nature Protected Area System..
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  • China to actively showcase green board manufacturers
    The China Wood Protection Industry Association has officially launched the identification of green board manufacturers to showcase best practice in the industry.Eligible applicants include companies that are selling fiberboards, chipboards, plywood, oriented s..
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  • The development of China Forest Certification System
    China began establishing its national forest certification system, the China Forest Certification System (CFCS),in the 1990s. The system has gone through three major stages of development. Initial stage (2001-2008)CFCS was officially launched in 2001. In 2002,..
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  • Easing of COVID-19 restrictions brings new market trends in China
    Three new trends have emerged in China’s domestic market for timber products after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Firstly, customers have started to visit physical stores again since May’s Labor Day holiday. Various promotional activi..
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  • China¡¯s newly revised Forest Law includes a forest classification management system
    China’s newly revised Forest Law specifies that ecological forests and commercial forests should be managed differently. The forest classification management system has been legally identified as the basic management system in China.According to the ..
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  • Decision to ban illegal wildlife trade and the consumption of wild animals approved in China
    On February 24, Chinas top legislature, the Standing Committee of the 13thNational Peoples Congress (NPC), approved a draft decision on banning illegal wildlife trade and eliminating the consumption of wild animals to safeguard peoples’ lives and hea..
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  • Russia¡¯s borders closure affects timber prices in China
    Russia has closed its borders since 30 March 2020. The prices of logs and sawn wood in Manchuria, Erenhot, Suifenhe and cities along the Belt and Road increased by 50-200 yuan per cubic meter as a response to this blockade policy. There are several reasons fo..
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  • China announces continuation of ban on ivory and ivory objects
    National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) released Announcement No. 7 on 15April 2020 proclaiming that China will continue strictly implementing the ban on ivory and ivory objects. China has banned the ivory trade since 31 December 2017.For more in..
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