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Viktoria Abramchenko, Deputy Prime Minister, proposes to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one federal body

September 8, 2020 ` 11:31  
Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 27, 2020, to propose to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one authority. Ms. Abramchenko emphasizes the insufficiently coordinated...

Switzerland is working on a new timber trade regulation

September 4, 2020 ` 11:07  
Since the Swiss obligation to declare wood and wood products, which has been in force since 2012, follows a completely different approach than the EU Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR) that came into force in 2013, a Swiss Wood...

The Government hopes to reduce wood waste by exporting wood pellets

September 1, 2020 ` 18:11  
The Russian Government hopes to reduce the number of wood waste landfills in the country by encouraging exports of wood pellets and briquettes that can be used as biofuel. That was announced by the press office of the...

Information on the origin of goods to be reflected in customs declarations in a new way from January 1, 2021

August 18, 2020 ` 17:35  
Members of the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Minsk reached agreement on the enactment of the corresponding Decision of the Panel of the Eurasian Economic Commission on changing the Procedure for filling out goods declarations. Thus,...

Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry

August 17, 2020 ` 16:37  
Following the results of the business trip of Viktoria Abramchenko, Deputy Prime Minister, to Ustyansky district of the Arkhangelsk region, a number of instructions for the development of the timber industry were given. 1. To consider the different...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, proposes to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one federal body

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production, interview with the head of Rozas LLC, an OSB production newcomer; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has included wood pellets in the list of products under the state support program

July 30, 2020 ` 16:52  
On July 29, 2020, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation registered an order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of July 2, 2020 “On the approval of the list of products for the purpose of...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019 by final Rosleskhoz data

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019...

The Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia and the Federal Forestry Agency have prepared a draft “Development Strategy for the Forestry Complex of the Russian Federation until 2030”

July 14, 2020 ` 18:15  
Now the All-Russian Research Institute of Environmental Protection (FSBI “VNII Ecology”) is working on the preparation of proposals for the Strategy. With the support of the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation D.N. Kobylkin,...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia has included the Ilim Group project in the federal list of priority investment projects

July 14, 2020 ` 17:53  
The investment project “Modernization of Production of Ilim Group JSC in the Arkhangelsk Region” is included in the list of priority investment projects in the forest industry (by the Order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of...

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,...