Timber Trade Tag

The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) is the Competent Authority responsible for enforcing Timber Regulation 995/2010 in the UK. To assist businesses to comply with this legislation the OPSS will be delivering a series of regional, sector specific workshops exploring risk identification and mitigation. The...

While most speakers at the annual STTC Conference in Paris on 26 September were cheer leaders for the procurement targets adopted by the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition - STTC (for more information here), a cautionary note was introduced by David Hopkins, Managing Director of the UK...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins   So, here it is. After two years of puffed up posturing and inflated rhetoric we finally have sight of the outline Brexit withdrawal deal that Theresa May has managed to agree with the EU. At first sight...

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 25th October 2018. The conference highlighted the ongoing work to promote tropical timber in Europe and raised questions about the role of targets for procurement of “certified sustainable” products. Over 55 European organisations were...

Sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden rose by 5.5% and 3.4% respectively in the Q3, compared to the Q2 of 2018. The prices are increasing in all of Sweden. The price of sawlog increased the most in the central region with 8.4%, while prices rose by...

The World Resources Institute (WRI) will host the second Washington Forest Legality Week, October 23-25, with the support and cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service. Washington Forest Legality Week is intended to enable dialogue and inspire action and partnerships to more effectively implement and monitor timber...

On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November 2018, Chatham House headquarters in London will host the 28th Global Forum on Forest Governance. The annual two-day event, previously known as the Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, will include sessions on conflict timber, the latest isotope technology to...

According to a recent forecast from the Swedish Forestry Agency the gross felling in 2018 is estimated to be 92.1 million cubic metre. It is slightly more than 2017 when the gross felling was 90.9 million cubic metre. The forecast is based on several different sources,...