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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 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...

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,...

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,...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: how the current decline in exports of timber products caused by COVID-19 is similar to the situation of the 2008-2009 crisis; the Russian Government granted a six-month deferral to priority investment projects in the forest sector; DNS Les started producing OSB in Primorsky region

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: comparing the 2008-2009 crisis with the current decline of forest products exports during the pandemic; in the Russian Far East was opened the first OSB production; the Russian government has granted a six-month deferment to...

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: Opinion poll of Russian timber companies on the impacts of the coronavirus on outputs and sales; the Government of the Russian Federation approved a list of systemic timber enterprises and measures to support them; how the spread of COVID-19 affects operations of world timber companies (update)

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: in mid-May 2020, WhatWood agency conducted an express survey of the largest timber industry players about how the coronavirus epidemic affected their production activities and the sales situation; the Government of the Russian Federation approved...

The Russian government is considering the creation of a forestry state corporation

May 20, 2020 ` 15:46  
The structure can be created in the form of a public law company based on the Decree of the President. The main functions that can be assigned to the new structure: implementation of forestry activities; implementation of measures...