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Russian Forest Federal Agancy: the ban on exporting unprocessed logs may affect the activity of 4,000 organizations

September 28, 2021 ` 08:01  
As of January 1, 2022, unprocessed and roughly processed softwood and precious hardwood logs may no longer be exported from the Russian territory. This ban will affect the activity of around 4,000 organizations that were involved in timber...

Government of the Russian Federation left two railway border crossing stations for roundwood export

September 17, 2021 ` 19:09  
On July 20, 2021, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted Decree No. 1225 stipulating the points of crossing the Russian state border for exporting from the Russian territory the commodities classified under commodity item 4403 of the...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade considers pulp and paper mills construction in the Far East to be inefficient

July 22, 2021 ` 11:26  
“All the calculations on pulp and paper mills construction in the Far East are available; we can see that these investments are inefficient so far,” Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said...

As of January 1, 2022, quotas on exporting softwood pulpwood and logs will be cancelled in Russia

July 22, 2021 ` 10:29  
The Government of the Russian Federation decided to cancel quotas on softwood roundwood exports as of January 1, 2022 that were supposed to encourage the business to create value-added wood processing plants in Russia. This was declared by...

Russian Government introduces duties on the export of timber with a moisture content of over 22%

June 15, 2021 ` 10:19  
The duty rates for softwood and oak timber will be 10% but not less than €13 and €15 per 1 m³ respectively. Earlier, there were no duties for these categories. The export duty rates on beech and ash...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to allow temporary restrictions on plywood and sawn timber export

May 26, 2021 ` 18:07  
The Ministry proposes to add plywood (HS Code 4412) and sawn timber (HS Code 4407) to the list of products that are materially important for the domestic market of the Russian Federation and whose export may be temporary...

A state company for roundwood export will be established in Russia by the end of 2021

May 25, 2021 ` 20:57  
Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy in the Far East, declared that the state company for roundwood export will start operations by the end of 2021. He also announced the plans of creating a working group...

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...