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Should the Russian government introduce export duties on sawn timber?

June 22, 2020 ` 13:48  
The main problem of accounting for the export of unprocessed roundwood and primary processed timber is, according to the authorities, the difference in customs duties on different commodity items of timber. For example, unprocessed or roughly processed wood,...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: how the current decline in exports of timber products caused by COVID-19 is similar to the situation of the 2008-2009 crisis; the Russian Government granted a six-month deferral to priority investment projects in the forest sector; DNS Les started producing OSB in Primorsky region

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: comparing the 2008-2009 crisis with the current decline of forest products exports during the pandemic; in the Russian Far East was opened the first OSB production; the Russian government has granted a six-month deferment to...

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: Opinion poll of Russian timber companies on the impacts of the coronavirus on outputs and sales; the Government of the Russian Federation approved a list of systemic timber enterprises and measures to support them; how the spread of COVID-19 affects operations of world timber companies (update)

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: in mid-May 2020, WhatWood agency conducted an express survey of the largest timber industry players about how the coronavirus epidemic affected their production activities and the sales situation; the Government of the Russian Federation approved...

The Russian government is considering the creation of a forestry state corporation

May 20, 2020 ` 15:46  
The structure can be created in the form of a public law company based on the Decree of the President. The main functions that can be assigned to the new structure: implementation of forestry activities; implementation of measures...

Whether to introduce private ownership of the forest

May 15, 2020 ` 18:09  
The Russian authorities increasingly began to raise the issue of introducing private ownership of the forest. Of course, the issue has not been removed from the agenda since the adoption of the current Forest Code in 2006, and...

Russian Federation Government has approved a list of system-forming forest industry companies and measures to support them for COVID-19 period

According to the decree of May 10, 2020 No. 651, 35 forest industry companies and 18 furniture industry companies were included in the list of backbone enterprises of the country: Forest industry companies: OAO “Arkhangel’skiy TSBK” OOO PKP...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: how the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) affects operations of world timber companies; the Russian Government to slash duties on pulpwood of Far Eastern species to zero and increase export quotas by the end of 2020; Russian Forest Industry Review 2019-2020

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: coronavirus infection was recorded in many countries of the world, the development of the situation showed that COVID-19 has a direct impact on all areas of the economy, including the timber industry — forest...

Timber companies of the Arkhangelsk region supported the amendments to the Forest Code

April 16, 2020 ` 13:52  
The Committee for Forestry, Natural Resources, and Ecology of the Arkhangelsk Regional Parliament prepared a package of proposals on amendments to the RF Forest Code and submitted it to Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of...

Exports of roundwood from the Far East fell by 27.4% in January-February 2020

April 15, 2020 ` 17:24  
According to the data of the Russian Government, the decline is mainly conditioned by the foreign economic situation and the ban on issuing phytosanitary certificates. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, exports of roundwood from the Far East decreased...

Ministry of Economic Development updated the list of systemic enterprises of Russia

April 14, 2020 ` 13:00  
The final list comprises 646 companies. Among timber companies, there are: Ilim Group Mondi Syktyvkar LPK Gotek Segezha Group Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill Dallesprom Kondopoga Sveza These companies will be eligible to apply for state aid; enlistment...

The Russian Government to slash duties on pulpwood of Far Eastern species to zero and increase export quotas by the end of 2020

April 13, 2020 ` 15:48  
Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, held a meeting on stimulating the timber industry in the Far East; the meeting took place in Moscow on March 26, 2020. The meeting...

Russian Forest Industry Review 2019-2020: downward price trends, lower financial indicators, a slowdown in the Russian timber industry, and new ‘black swans’

During the entire year of 2019, prices for forest products were remaining on a downtrend appeared at the end of Q3 2018. ‘Super profits’ received by timber enterprises at peak prices of Q1-Q3 2018 allowed companies to form...