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In January – August 2022, the timber trading volume on SPIMEX reached 3 million m³

October 20, 2022 ` 19:40  
Over 8 months of 2022, the volume of timber trading on the Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) reached 3 million m³. This was reported by Alexey Ryzhikov, Senior Managing Director at SPIMEX, who was speaking at the...

Roslesinforg: timber harvesting in Russia decreased by 4.5% in 1H 2022

September 7, 2022 ` 21:14  
According to Roslesinforg, the volume of timber harvesting in Russia following the results of the 1H 2022 decreased by 4.5% YoY to 100.3 million m³. Positive dynamics was recorded only in the Central and Ural federal districts —...

Russian timber harvest increased by 3.7% in 2021

September 7, 2022 ` 21:10  
Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) published timber harvesting data for all regions of the Russian Federation for 2021. At year-end, timber harvested in Russia increased by 3.7% YoY and totaled 225 million m³. The Kostroma region has been remaining...

Alexander Sidorenko, Chairman of Dallesexport Association: “We do not need any support measures, just let us work in peace”

September 6, 2022 ` 22:22  
Since the late 2000s, export customs duties on roundwood have been repeatedly raised to reduce exports of Russian unprocessed timber. Thus, the Government of the Russian Federation has increased export customs duties on roundwood up to 25% since...

Test version of the forest user’s account for FGIS LK developed

September 5, 2022 ` 19:14  
Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz), together with AT Consulting, has completed the development and visualization of a pilot version of the forest user’s personal account for the Federal State Information System of the Forest Industry (FGIS LK). The test...

Opora Russia and Russian Forest proposed to defer lease payments for forest areas in the Irkutsk region

September 1, 2022 ` 23:41  
Opora Russia, a business association, and Russian Forest National Association of Timber Industry recommended that the government of the Irkutsk region consider the possibility of introducing a regional moratorium on the termination of forest area lease agreements until...

Federal Forestry Agency approved of the allocation of forest areas for Vyatsky Plywood Mill and Kondopoga Pulp and Paper Mill

September 1, 2022 ` 23:36  
In Q2 2022, Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) approved of two applications for the implementation of priority investment projects in the forest sector. The Agency reviews and approves applications that concern providing investment projects with timber supply areas and...

The Government of the Russian Federation set temporary quotas for waste paper exports

August 29, 2022 ` 19:12  
The Government is introducing temporary quotas for the export of recyclable paper and cardboard (waste paper) that will apply from September 3 to December 3, 2022. The quota will be 30,000 tons. The Ministry of Industry and Trade of...

Iveco to leave Russia, to transfer stake in truck JV to local partner

August 5, 2022 ` 17:39  
Iveco has a 33% stake in the AMT truck assembly joint venture with a local partner. Earlier this year, Marx said Iveco had started assessing whether to exit the JV and that, in the meantime, it had suspended...

Timber harvesting in Russia increased by 3.7% in 2021

August 5, 2022 ` 14:58  
According to Rosleskhoz, in 2021, timber harvesting in Russia increased by 3.7% YoY to 225 million m³. Almost a third of all harvested timber in 2021 came from the Siberian Federal District.

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...