Russia

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
EU targets high-risk Birch Plywood imports from Turkey and Kazakhstan
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The European Commission has launched an investigation into imports of Birch Plywood crossing the EU border from Turkey and Kazakhstan. Volumes from these sources have surged following the imposition of anti-dumping duties against Russian producers in 2021 and import-related sanctions against them in 2022 due to Russia's war in Ukraine....
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A return to more stable trade in 2023
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The timber industry is returning to a period of stability compared with recent years, the latest import statistics suggest. Yet wider construction industry forecasts suggest a sharp decline in output is coming. TDUK reports on what this means for the different timber sectors. It is rare for the majority of...
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timber industry
2023: The timber industry speaks out
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We asked timber industry suppliers what they thought were the key topics and issues we would all face in 2023. Here’s what they said. Reasons to be cheerful James Scott Managing Director, Scotts Timber Engineering "Many commentators have sounded warnings about the new homes market in 2023 but here at...
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supply chain risks
Beware new importers bearing Birch Plywood
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is warning merchants to carry out thorough checks of any offers of Birch Plywood imports from new importers they may receive. TDUK continues to hear worrying reports about its members being offered new import channels of Birch Plywood by companies in the Far East and China....
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pre-conflict timber
Clarifying the position of ‘pre-conflict’ timber
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This statement seeks to clarify how the timber industry should approach existing stock of Russian and Belarusian timber already in the supply chain.
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Russia and Belarus
Impact of trade restrictions on Russia and Belarus
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This statement seeks to analyse the impact of trade restrictions in place on Russia and Belarus on Birch Plywood.
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Impact of Russia plywood
Impact of Russia and Belarus trade restrictions on Birch Plywood
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This statement seeks to analyse the impact of trade restrictions in place on Russia and Belarus on Birch Plywood.
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Russian Timber Import Ban
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Following the advice to all members on 8 March 2022 to cease trading with Russia and Belarus, and further to the notification to members in April that a specific import ban on Russian wood products was imminent, the following information has now been published by UK Government via an Import...
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Timber Demand and Supply in the UK July
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Timber Development UK has released its latest quarterly market statement which outlines the supply, demand and price trends seen in early 2022.
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