• 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..
    READ MORE > 26.05.2020
  • 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 ..
    READ MORE > 18.05.2020
  • 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..
    READ MORE > 08.05.2020
  • 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..
    READ MORE > 28.04.2020
  • 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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  • China¡¯s Timber Imports affected by COVID-19
    Orders from international markets declined sharply due to COVID-19. As a consequence, China’s demand for imported timber is expected to drop by 10%-20%.Timber supply from the USA, Canada, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Belarus has not been disrupted. T..
    READ MORE > 22.04.2020
  • Research on the impact of COVID-19 on China¡¯s timber industry
    The outbreak of COVID-19 has seriously hindered the development of China’s timber industry. A large number of companies are short of raw materials, labors and cash, and facing increasing transportation costs. Export orders of wood processing companie..
    READ MORE > 13.04.2020
  • The new Forest Law has improved China¡¯s timber harvesting framework
    China’s new Forest Law preserves the system of forest harvesting quota but revises five key aspects. Firstly, the authority for harvesting quota approval has been devolved from the State Council to provincial governments. Previously, harvesting quota..
    READ MORE > 07.04.2020
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