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T2,Tháng Chín 18,2023

Ghana to issue FLEGT licenses for exports to EU

FLEGT licenses for timber exports to EU Ghana is set to become the first African country and second in the world to begin issuing licenses for timber exports under the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) scheme. This follows the successful assessment of timber marking and tracking processes in the Bobiri Forest Reserve in […]

T6,Tháng Chín 15,2023

China encourages sustainable manufacturing and materials to improve green supply chain: ITTO

According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Chinese government will support home furnishing manufacturing enterprises to implement green manufacturing, encourage conditional areas to introduce targeted policies and measures for green manufacturing demonstration enterprises, and promote enterprises to increase R&D efforts of green home products, all in an attempt to improve the green supply […]

T5,Tháng Ba 16,2023

Wood and wood product (W&WP) trade highlights

Wood and wood product (W&WP) trade highlights Statistics provided by the General Department of Customs reveal that in February 2023 W&WP exports earned US$800 million, down 0.7% compared to January 2023 and down 11% compared to February 2022. In particular, WP exports are estimated at US$490 million, down 0.3% compared to January 2023 and down […]

T6,Tháng Ba 10,2023

Forecast and suggested solutions

Forecast and suggested solutions Vietnam’s wood sector has been targeting at 5 top markets, including the US, Japan, China, South Korea and the EU. The current global situation and problems facing these markets of W&WP destined from Vietnam can hardly give an optimistic forecast on Vietnam’s W&WP trade. According to Vietnam Wood and Forest Products […]

T6,Tháng Năm 6,2022

South Africa – the largest supplier of padauk wood for Vietnam

Padauk wood imports According to statistics, Vietnam’s padauk imports in April 2022 were estimated at 19.2 thousand m³, worth 7.5 million USD, up 20.4% in volume and 20.0% in value compared to March 2022; compared to April 2021 increased by 0.2% in volume and 3.1% in value. In the first 4 months of 2022, padauk […]

T6,Tháng Tư 22,2022

BIFA Wood Vietnam set to return in August 2022

In light of border control and quarantine measures, BIFA Wood Vietnam, one of the country’s leading wood and woodworking exhibition held in Binh Duong, Vietnam will be postponed to 8 – 11 August 2022. “Currently, Vietnam borders are still closed and quarantine is required upon arrival,” elaborated William Pang, co-organiser of BIFA Wood Vietnam and […]

T2,Tháng Một 3,2022

Vietnamese wood enterprises speed up production to meet year-end orders

Production in Vietnam has returned to normal and businesses operating in the wood industry are accelerating production to keep up with signed export orders for the last month of the year and the first half of 2022. Export activity by the timber industry increased in October and November 2021, although the export value is still […]

T4,Tháng Mười Hai 1,2021

Material suppliers join forces to promote climate positive materials

Various material suppliers have come together to help their customers – furniture and component producers – by forming a new initiative called Climate Positive Now, which aims to educate designers on climate positive materials. Particularly, top material suppliers are promoting the use of decorative composite wood panels, which resonates well with designers and the next […]

T4,Tháng Mười Hai 1,2021

Vietnam – W&WP trade highlights

Vietnam – W&WP trade highlights According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, the W&WP export turnover to the Japanese market in October 2021 reached US$ 121 million, increasing 4.0% compared to October 2020. In 10 months of 2021, the W&WP export to The Japanese market reached US$ 1.16 billion, up 10.6% over the […]

T2,Tháng Mười Một 29,2021

U.S. Business Groups Urge Trade Chief to Forgo Vietnam Tariffs

The U.S.’s biggest business organizations in areas from food to fashion asked the nation’s trade chief to refrain from resorting to tariffs as a remedy in its trade disputes with Vietnam. “If the administration has concerns about elements of the U.S. trading relationship with Vietnam, then engagement is required — not more tariffs,” 76 groups […]

CN,Tháng Chín 5,2021

TRAINING: AFoCO-ITTO Capacity Building Workshop on “Forest Landscape Restoration in the Asia-Pacific Region”

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is an inclusive and integrated landscape approach that can help address the need to restore degraded forests and landscapes, conserve biodiversity, increase carbon sinks, and create sustainable livelihoods for local communities. Embarking on the first year of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond offers an excellent opportunity […]

T2,Tháng Bảy 19,2021

A positive signal about Vietnam’s forest product exports in the first 6 months of 2021

Vietnam’s forestry and wood industry show a comprehensive growth in the first 6 months of the year According to Vietnam Forestry Administration (VNFOREST), in the first 6 months of 2021, about 658 million seedlings of all planting species have been propagated to meet the national planting plan defined for 2021. The area of newly planted […]