Trade Note

New TDUK Trade Note: Coniferous Plywood data concerns
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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, to help TDUK members better understand the market and make informed decisions for their businesses. According to the most recently released HMRC statistics, softwood...
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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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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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TDUK Trade Note: Are your treatment plants and those of your suppliers independently audited?
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The original implementation date of June 2022 as set out in the Code of Conduct had been postponed to allow members, the NSD committee and WPA members to work together in addressing the technical challenges posed.
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TDUK Trade Note: Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
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Now the accession protocol for the UK to become the twelfth CPTPP member has been signed there are a few more stages to complete before the UK can gain the full benefits envisaged by UK Government. These are set out in Article 21 of the accession protocol.
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TDUK Trade Note: New UK Internal Market Scheme
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The UK and EU signed the Windsor Framework earlier this year, which updates the trading relationship for Northern Ireland that has been in place since Brexit. This means that companies who are registered under the UK Trader Scheme must now join the UK Internal Market Scheme. 
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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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TDUK Trade Note: The Developing Countries Trading Scheme
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This new DCTS is split into three frameworks. It is claimed the new scheme will cut administrative costs for businesses by reducing tariffs and bringing more countries in scope of the most generous tariff reductions. It also cuts red tape for developing countries, for example by simplifying rules of origin...
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UKCA Marking
CE to UKCA Marking (January Update)
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The UK has expressed its intention to develop a specific UK marking system to replace the CE mark which is currently applied to many construction products. Manufacturers in the wood sector have already invested considerable resources to meet the original deadline for requirement of this new UK mark.
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