Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood

Product Safety Plywood
Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood
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The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a Product Safety Report for PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood for use in construction works, found not to consistently achieve the declared reaction to fire performance. The report states: "Testing in accordance with EN 13501-1:2018 has found that the product may not...
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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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The Parliament of Westminster
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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‘We’re working to get timber a bigger slice of the UK construction pie’
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Nick Boulton, Head of Technical and Trade Policy at TDUK, explored the UK softwood market at the recent Global Market Conference, giving his predictions on what lies ahead for 2024. "There has been turmoil and shock in the market, but UK softwood consumption is increasing and TDUK is working hard...
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A positive outlook for timber in construction
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"The current short-term challenges do not change the long-term positive outlook for timber in construction." That was the conclusion of Olle Berg, EVP Market and Business Development at SETRA Group at the recent TDUK Global Market Conference. Olle addressed delegates at the Conference in London this week, giving them an...
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Timber imports saw steady growth heading into Q3
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July was the second consecutive month that timber imports were higher than in 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Import volumes across all timber categories were 5% higher in July 2023 compared to the same period last year. This follows initial growth in June, where total volumes were up...
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