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Russian government introduced a de facto ban on the export of unprocessed softwood logs from January 1, 2022

April 9, 2021 ` 18:33  
Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 396 dated March 18, 2021, introduced a de facto ban on the export of unprocessed softwood logs from January 1, 2022, as well as certain additional procedural restrictions related...

A new procedure for maintaining the state forest register established in Russia

March 16, 2021 ` 18:44  
A federal law establishes a new procedure for maintaining the state forest register and provides, among other things, for the creation of a federal forest information system. Moreover, it determines the accounting procedure for timber and wood processing...

The RF government to create a state-owned company endowed with the exclusive right to export roundwood

March 15, 2021 ` 19:14  
That was announced by Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister, in this interview with Izvestia Newspaper. “We are currently considering the possibility of founding a state-owned company endowed with the exclusive right to export roundwood, i.e. we will leave...

Russian Timber Journal 02-2021: interview with Russ Taylor, President of Russ Taylor Global; Russian sawn timber market in 2020, outlook for 2021; Metsä Fibre going ahead with € 1.6 billion Kemi bioproduct mill investment; Segezha Group acquires Novoyeniseiskiy Wood Chemical Complex; Uvadrev places an order from Siempelkamp

Russian Timber Journal 02-2021: interview with Russ Taylor, President of Russ Taylor Global; Russian sawn timber market in 2020, outlook for 2021; Metsä Fibre going ahead with € 1.6 billion Kemi bioproduct mill investment; Segezha Group acquires Novoyeniseiskiy Wood Chemical Complex; Uvadrev places an...

The bill on digitalization of the forest sector passed through third reading

February 20, 2021 ` 19:15  
The Russian State Duma adopted the bill On Amendments to the Forest Code and Certain Laws of the Russian Federation for Improving the Legal Regulation of Forestry Affairs in the third reading on January 20, 2021. The main...

The RF Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to limit or prohibit the exports of particleboards, OSB, and chips

February 17, 2021 ` 19:17  
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to include particleboards, OSB, and softwood chips (both fuel and process ones) in the list of goods that are important for the Russian domestic market that may be subject...

The Government approved the RF Forest Sector Development Strategy until 2030

February 15, 2021 ` 19:01  
The document covers the economic and environmental issues of the forest sector and is aimed at the effective use, protection, conservation, and regeneration of forests, switching to intensive forest use, and increasing the contribution of the forest sector...

VLP Group: draft of the Russian Federal Government resolution submitted for public review contradicts measures implied by president Putin’s instructions

February 11, 2021 ` 17:29  
Official press release from Group Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki: At present, the government’s draft resolution “On Determining Railway Checkpoints at the Border of the Russian Federation for exporting goods of the HS Code Group 4403 of the Combined Commodity Nomenclature...

The Russian government considered a bill banning incomplete and periodic timber customs declarations

January 25, 2021 ` 19:38  
As a ministerial decree (No. 724), this ban was introduced earlier – on May 21, 2020. The so-called “temporary periodic customs declaration of goods” of this group, i.e. submission of first a temporary customs declaration with fragmentary data,...