Import volumes rallied during the second half of 2023, TDUK data shows

Import volumes rallied during the second half of 2023, TDUK data shows
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Timber import volumes in 2023 continued to improve as the year progressed, with total volumes for the full year likely to be only slightly behind 2022’s figures, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import statistics for November 2023 show the market continued to improve in 2023, relative to 2022,...
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UK Border Target Operating Model
TDUK explores the new UK Border Target Operating Model
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TDUK offers its members insight into the new UK Border Target Operating Model, and what this means for the timber sector. There has been a flurry of Government communications over the last month ahead of the 31 January implementation date of the new UK Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). This...
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supply chain risks
Slight signs of recovery as import volume deficits continue to fall, statistics show
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Import volumes across the main timber and panel products during the first 10 months of 2023 were 1.5% lower than during the same period in 2022, suggesting a continued gradual improvement as the sector enters 2024. The latest statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK) show that despite a continued deficit...
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timber import patterns
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...
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Government announces new unit to clamp down on companies evading sanctions
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The Government has announced the creation of a new unit to crack down on companies dodging Russian sanctions. Companies who are found to be dodging strict trade sanctions, including those imposed since the war in Ukraine, will face tougher penalties. Industry and Economic Security Minister Nusrat Ghani announced the creation...
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birch plywood
Join the fight against illegal timber imports
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has issued an urgent warning around the continued import of illegal Russian Birch Plywood and Siberian Larch products to the UK, and is calling on regulators to take action. Analysis by TDUK, using data obtained from UK HMRC, shows that conflict timber, including Birch Plywood, has...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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supply chain risks
New law allows shipping containers to be traded using digital documents for the first time
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A new law has been passed to allow shipping containers to be traded using digital documents, not paper ones, the government has announced. The Electronic Trade Documents Act has received Royal Assent, which means electronic trade documents will be granted the same legal status as physical trade documents. This has...
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EU Deforestation Regulation
The EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains has come into force
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The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), scheduled to replace the current EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in the European Union, came into force on 29 June 2023, with an 18-24 month implementation preparation period. This regulation will significantly enhance data gathering efforts and due diligence requirements for all businesses involved in the...
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supply chain risks
DCTS reduces duty rates on wood products from Indonesia and Vietnam
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The government has introduced the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) to improve access to the UK market for developing countries. The DCTS replaces the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). This new DCTS is split into three frameworks. Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will receive duty-free, quota-free trade on everything but...
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