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FSC certificate of Swedwood Karelia suspended

February 12, 2014 ` 03:11  
Following the results of check, NEPCon audit company suspended FSC forest management certification issued to Swedwood Karelia. “This is the confirmation of the claims of Russian and Swedish environmental organizations expressed in December 2012 at the meeting with...

Pulpwood deficit in Karelia in 2013 amounted to 2.7 million m3

January 16, 2014 ` 20:53  
In 2013, the deficit of softwood for the pulp and paper industry of Karelia amounted to 2.7 million m3, and raw materials for the mills are imported from outside the region. Currently the annual allowable cut in Karelia...

State Duma adopted the law on roundwood trade control

December 27, 2013 ` 14:11  
On Friday, 20 December, the State Duma adopted a law amending the Forest code. The amendments are connected with the introduction of forest declarations and information system which will track roundwood trade. The document is available at the...

Kondopoga CEO: spruce pulpwood in Karelia is almost twice as expensive as in Komi

December 27, 2013 ` 14:17  
Debts of Kondopoga pulp and paper mill to the loggers (first of all, those located in Vologda region) were put into the registry debts list, and the mill is not able to settle it now, because it is...

Preliminary programme and first speakers of Russian Wood & Timber 2014 announced

December 19, 2013 ` 13:52  
The fifth international conference of Adam Smith Institute “Russian Wood & Timber 2014” will be held on 1-3 April 2014 in InterContinental Tverskaya hotel in Moscow. International “Russian Wood & Timber 2014” conference is the only non-state forestry...

North-Western shipping company boosted timber deliveries by 70%

November 28, 2013 ` 01:14  
During the shipping season, from 25 April to 15 November, 2013, vessels of North-Western shipping company transported 370,000 tonnes of timber cargoes, which is 70% higher than last year. Transportation from the river ports of North-West Russia to...

Forest plantations to be established near Vologda for Sveza’s new PPM

November 21, 2013 ` 19:41  
The development of timber industry cluster in Vologda region will require additional assistance of the Forestry Agency and establishment of fast-growing wood plantations for the new pulp and paper mill, said the governor of the region Oleg Kuvshinnikov...

Greenpeace Russia predicts mass closure of logging enterprises in 2014

November 15, 2013 ` 01:32  
In 2014, in most regions of the so-called heavy-forested zone of Russia several thousand enterprises will close, as said in the Greenpeace Russia Forestry Forum release. The reason for this forecast was the situation at the enterprise Svetlozerskles...

Russian government revised rules for softwood export tariff quotas

November 8, 2013 ` 03:12  
The Government of Russia has introduced fundamental changes in the rules for allocation of tariff quotas on the exports of unprocessed timber of spruce, fir and pine trees outside Russia and the participants of Customs Union. These rules...

ITTO: Manzhouli international timber market nears completion

November 8, 2013 ` 03:08  
Around RMB 1.3 billion has been invested in the new Manzhouli International Timber Trading Market, ITTO reported. Building started in May 2012 and the first stage will be completed by the end of 2013 and ready for business...

Rapid growth in demand in Asia creates new market for Russian pellets

November 7, 2013 ` 04:15  
By 2020, the European leaders by the share of biofuels in the energy industry will be Sweden (49%), Latvia (40%) and Finland (38%), such predictions were given at the XV International Forestry Forum held on 8-9 October in...

Loggers request not to cancel VAT return for log exports

October 30, 2013 ` 17:22  
Top managers of Lesnoy Soyuz partnership and the Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the request to save the current procedure for VAT refunds to exporters of logs, as “Russian Forestry News”...