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July 2012

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July 13th, 2012

China engineers digital vs. print showdown

If China succeeds in achieving one of its goals in the current five-year plan, 80% of its more than 1.3 billion residents will read books or periodicals by 2015.

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July 13th, 2012

Weaker pulp markets see chip and pulp log prices fall

The global pulp market is mired in uncertainty: uncertainty when China will move into buying mode, uncertainty about where the European economy is heading and uncertainty if low spot prices for soft

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July 18th, 2012

British Columbia Lumber Trade Council pleased with softwood lumber decision

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) responded today to the decision by the London Court of International Arbitration that Canada and British Columbia were not in breach of the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) in the pricing of British Co

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July 20, 2012

Tax Loopholes Block Efforts to Close Gaping U.S. Deficit

WASHINGTON — As a member of the “Gang of Six,” Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho has emerged as something of a hero among advocates of bipartisanship, one of three conservative Republicans working with three Democrats to cut the deficit by closing loopholes that allow businesses and households to avoid

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Jul 23, 2012

Lenzing AG Intensifies Pulp Cooperation with Sappi

Austria, Jul 23, 2012 - Lenzing AG, global market leader for man-made cellulose fibers, is intensifying its longstanding cooperation with the paper and pulp group Sappi.

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Jul 9, 2012

Weyerhaeuser Establishes Procurement Preference for American Tree Farm System®-Certified Wood

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System®. This decision aligns with the company's commitment to responsible fiber sourcing.

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July 9, 2012

EUTR Issues High on Agenda at UK Stakeholder Day

With the introduction of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) only months away, PEFC UK hosted a Stakeholder Meeting in London on the 26 June, with the central theme of mitigating risk in procuring forest products.

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July 8, 2012

Wood Fiber Costs for the European Pulp Industry have fallen from the Record Highs of 2011

Wood costs for many European pulp mills have fallen the past six months as the pulp market has weakened.

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July 12th, 2012

More about the Ontario Wood program

Last year, Ontario unveiled a new “Ontario Wood” program to promote Ontario grown wood to consumers.

by Dr. Radut