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Construction Trade Survey 2023 Q2
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Another Mixed Quarter for the Construction Supply Chain The CPA's latest Construction Trade Survey for 2023 Q2 showed a mixed view on activity across the construction supply chain. Here are some key findings from the latest survey: Output & Sales: A mixed quarter for product sales, workloads growth for SME...
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trade survey
Performance figures make encouraging reading for 2023, says latest CPA survey
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The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for 2023 Q2 showed a continued split in performance in the construction products manufacturing industry. Heavy side manufacturers’ sales decreased for a fourth consecutive quarter, whereas sales from light side producers registered another quarterly increase, adding to a run of growth...
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Beware of scammers in the market
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Amidst high demand and restricted legal supplies of products like Siberian Larch and Birch Plywood, we have been made aware of some scam emails being circulated, with timber being offered from Russia at prices and with lead times too good to be true. Some are even claiming to be able...
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birch plywood
TDUK issues warning over Birch Plywood imports
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TDUK, and previously TTF, has always operated the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) due diligence system to maintain the reputation and integrity of the timber supply chains and timber goods being placed on the UK market via our members. This due diligence is particularly relevant now given the situation with Russia...
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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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Timber Development UK
Meet our new Membership Development Manager
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Laura Qualters, TDUK Membership Development Manager Laura Qualters has joined Timber Development UK as our new Membership Development Manager. This new role for TDUK will see Laura working in close partnership with our entire membership to support your goals as a TDUK member, and to ensure strong and engaged communication...
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supply chain risks
Remain vigilant against illegal conflict timber imports
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Timber Development UK is warning members to remain on high alert for illegal imports of conflict timber from Russia and Belarus, amid reports that Russian birch plywood is still being exported to the market via third-party countries. New reports suggest that Russian birch plywood and other conflict timbers are being...
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CPA survey
Performance figures make encouraging reading for 2023, says latest CPA survey
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Surveys from across the construction supply chain show a more encouraging performance in the first quarter of 2023 after an uncertain end to 2022, according to the latest Construction Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA).  However, the CPA notes this rise is from a low point and net...
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Trade mission to Mexico
Trade mission to Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala – would you like to join?
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Would you like to explore tropical species and suppliers in Selva Maya in Mexico and Guatemala?  Would it help you to know how community forests are managed and supported by local NGOs to allow responsible and ethical sourcing? The Rainforest Alliance and ATIBT are organising a multinational trade mission to...
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Latvia introduces emergency measures to stop spread of bark beetle
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Latvia has introduced strict emergency measures across the country to try to restrict the spread of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle. The bark beetle is currently responsible for an infestation affecting Central European coniferous forests. It has now spread into the Baltic States and further afield. A state of emergency was...
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