Ukraine

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
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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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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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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timber forest
A positive market outlook – despite reduced growth
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The market outlook for the timber industry remains strong despite concerns over rising inflation and reduced growth. Nick Boulton, head of technical and trade at Timber Development UK, explains. The timber industry experienced an interesting start to 2022 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Timber Development UK’s latest market...
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Updating members of countries becoming at risk: Ukraine
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On December 9, 2020, the EU Commission issued a joint-enforcement position on Ukraine with the following conclusion: Conclusions of the Competent Authorities for the implementation of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) on the application of Articles 4(2) and 6 of the EUTR to timber imports from Ukraine stating that Sourcing timber and...
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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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wood harvesting
Firm Prices and Steady Imports Characterise Early Q2
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Steady demand and increasing operational costs ensured that timber prices and import volumes remained firm in April 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
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Teak logs come to UK auctions
Teak logs come to UK auctions
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The global timber market is changing at an unprecedented pace. Our industry is being asked to consider the environmental and social credentials of timber more frequently and in greater detail than ever before.
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Hardwood import volumes 'highest-this-century' in Q1 2022
Hardwood import volumes ‘highest-this-century’ in Q1 2022, says TDUK
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Hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 - the highest Q1 import volumes seen for this market during this century.
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