New Coniferous Plywood Quota available for 2024

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The Coniferous Plywood Quota has once again been issued to UK companies for 2024 – with a total of 201,500m3 available during the year.

This volume of coniferous plywood can be imported to the UK duty-free from outside the EU between 1 January and 31 December 2024. The scheme supports construction by providing qualifying products from outside the EU with duty-free access to the UK market, helping to constrain construction costs.

Coniferous Plywood is an important construction product of which there are currently no manufacturers in the UK, although products such as OSB are increasingly being seen as a viable alternative for many traditional coniferous plywood applications.

As of 8 January 2024, approximately 184,910m3 of that quota remains available. After that quota has been claimed, duty costs will be applied.

Members can view the current quota balance via the TDUK market data premium dashboards.