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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...

EU challenges Russian export restrictions on wood at WTO

January 25, 2022 ` 22:14  
The EU has requested consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning export restrictions placed by Russia on wood products. The export restrictions consist of significantly increased export duties on certain wood products and a drastic...

The Government of the Russian Federation endorsed the form of an electronic accompanying document for timber transportation

December 17, 2021 ` 13:17  
Every electronic accompanying document has a unique identification code. An electronic accompanying document must be procured for every means of transportation during timber shipment. The document will cease to be effective when timber is accepted at the warehouse...

The European Commission imposed permanent anti-dumping duties on birch plywood import from Russia

December 14, 2021 ` 17:55  
After imposing tentative anti-dumping duties in June 2021, the European Commission established the final anti-dumping duties for importing Russian birch plywood to EU countries. This involved adjusting the customs duties for Russian plywood producers compared to tentative amounts....

As of January 1, 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation will impose duties on exporting roughly processed sawn timber

December 14, 2021 ` 17:50  
The Government of the Russian Federation will limit the export of roughly processed moist sawn timber more than 10 cm thick as of January 1, 2022, Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, told RBC. This is...

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia suggests banning veneer logs export and imposing duties on birch veneer

December 9, 2021 ` 19:13  
The Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia suggested imposing safeguard duties on birch veneer export and banning veneer logs export. One of the reasons for such a decision was the recent resolution of the European Commission...