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Ministry of Industry and Trade supported the idea of purchasing timber industry products for the state reserve

October 7, 2022 ` 19:19  
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is ready to support the timber businesses’ idea of purchasing the industry’s product for the state reserve, but no such decisions have been made so far, as reported...

Almost all woodworking products included in the list of goods eligible for transportation subsidies

August 29, 2022 ` 19:04  
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has announced the procedure for selecting Russian industrial enterprises eligible for receiving federally funded subsidies to compensate for the costs of transportation of industrial goods. The rules were approved by Decree of the Government of the...

Rosleskhoz is going to have more control functions

August 1, 2022 ` 18:40  
The Ministry of Natural Resources suggests that the Government transform the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) into the Federal Service for Supervision of Forestry and endow it with extended authorities of controlling regional executive bodies in charge of preservation...

Russian Ministry of Natural Resources proposed assigning forest areas for priority investment projects at the federal level

August 1, 2022 ` 18:36  
The Ministry of Natural Resources declared that it developed a draft bill under which the authority of providing forest areas for timber harvesting within the implementation of priority investment projects shall be transferred to the federal level, as...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: interview with Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users operating LesEGAIS; plywood production continues to decline in Russia; Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing; Rehau to withdraw business in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group: “Substantial assistance to systemically important federal-level enterprises is currently non-existent”; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users...

Government of the Russian Federation allowed a deferral of payments to companies implementing priority investment projects in the timber industry

April 20, 2022 ` 17:57  
As a government support measure, timber enterprises implementing priority investment projects in the forest sector are allowed to delay fulfillment of their investors’ obligations. As per Decree No. 492 dated March 28, 2022, the Government of the Russian...

Government of the Russian Federation articulated support measures for the timber industry

March 29, 2022 ` 20:21  
Viktoria Abramchenko, Deputy Chair of the Government, held a meeting devoted to the situation in the timber industry. The plans also include creating facilities to produce associated goods for timber processing – chemicals and rolling stock for their...

Government of the Russian Federation banned the export of roundwood, chips and veneer to “unfriendly countries” until the end of 2022

March 23, 2022 ` 17:53  
Government Decree No. 312 dated March 9, 2022 came into force; it bans, until the end of 2022, the export of roundwood (HS code 4403), chips (HS Codes 4401 21, 4401 22) and veneer (HS Code 4408) to...