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Issue date: 
December 3rd, 2010

EU - Russia deal could end log export tariffs

Reuters reported this week that Russia and the European Union struck a deal on Wednesday to phase out Russian export tariffs on raw materials.This is designed to smooth the way for Moscow’s entry into the WTO.

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December 1, 2010

Finland overhauls timber price information data

More detailed price information, including data broken down by felling type, is to be published by Finland’s forest industry in a bid to help timber sales.

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November 25, 2010

Reduction of Russian timber duties after negotiations with WTO

Russia will reduce its wood tariffs probably within a year. Russia has given this promise to reduce timber dutis in negatiations to the European Commission in exchange for membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) according to the Finnish TV Yle.

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November 25, 2010

Electricity prices in Sweden and Norway has increased sharply over the past week

One of the major cost in forestry, pulp and basic industries are high electricity prices.

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Nov 22, 2010

Cameroon Timber Tax Shows Problems Distributing REDD Payments To Locals

A new study finds a lack of transparency and corruption are reducing the impact of an initiative in Cameroon that channels a portion of national timber levies to rural forest communities. The study highlights the challenges of using a climate change pact to do something similar in forested regions around the world.

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November 20, 2010

Timber shortage in Kenya forces merchants to import commodity

A chronic timber shortage has hit Kenya forcing the country to turn to expensive imports from neighboring countries.

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15 November 2010

Forestry industry fears for jobs if 100m trees are not planted

SCOTLAND'S forests are in deep decline, threatening jobs and carbon-cutting targets, despite a Scottish Government pledge to plant 100 million new trees by 2015, industry experts have warned.
Issue date: 
11 November 2010

Karelia: RUR 20 mln to be invested in regional economy

In 2011 Karelia’s Ministry of Economic Development plans to attract about 20 bln rubles of state and private investments to the regional economy, what corresponds to the rates of 2010. 

Issue date: 
November 1, 2010

Growth is back in Baltics, Poland and Russia

After some tough years, the economic crisis is over for the Baltic states, Poland and Russia,  at least in terms of growth, according to Nordea´s Baltic Rim Outlook. Estonia's forthcoming accession of the euro underlines that a new era has begun for the Baltics. Exports have initially been th

Issue date: 
November 1st, 201

Learn about the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

Have you heard of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre?

The mission of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre is to create innovative knowledge to expand the economic opportunities for the forest sector to benefit from Canadian wood fibre.



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