Imports

Import volumes ‘weaker’ but prices have stabilised, figures show
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Timber imports saw weaker volumes during Q1 2024 than in Q1 2023, the latest Timber Development UK (TDUK) statistics show, and they also continue a much greater price stability for many timber and panel products in recent months. Import volumes for Q1 were around 150,000m3 down on the previous year....
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TDUK Trade Note: CE/UKCA marking update
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In our latest Trade Note, we look at the latest developments regarding CE and UKCA marking ahead of the 2025 deadline, and consider what we should be asking our potential MPs ahead of next month's General Election. TDUK is calling for the next Government to remove the uncertainty for UK...
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TDUK Trade Note: HMRC timber import statistics and Coniferous Plywood data
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Timber Development UK uses the latest timber import data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, to collate and release monthly updates on timber imports to the UK. According to HMRC statistics, softwood plywood imports experienced a 23.8% fall compared with January-February 2023. However, TDUK is concerned these figures are not...
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TDUK Trade Note: Are you trading in CE/UKCA Marked Wood Products?
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The intention is that the National Regulator for Construction Products (NRCP) will become fully operational once the Building Safety Bill and subsequent secondary legislation have been approved by Parliament. This new legislation would give the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) all the necessary legal powers to carry out...
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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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Waiver Codes
TDUK Trade Note: Customs Declaration Service Waiver Codes
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Members should work with their nominated customs agents to ensure that the codes given are used on all customs declarations made after 31 January 2024.
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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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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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