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Martin Whitfield MP elected new Chair of Timber Industries APPG
cti-timber­.org – MMartin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, has been elected as new Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Timber Industries at its AGM at Westminster.

The APPG brings together parliamentarians from the Commons and the Lords with an interest in the UK’s timber industries to ensure that issues affecting the sector are highlighted within Parliament and to Government.

Officers of the renewed APPG now include: Joint Vice Chairman Bill Grant, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Conservative), Joint Vice Chairman Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore (Labour) and Joint Vice Chairman Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury (Conservative).

 

EU and Vietnam sign VPA to combat illegal logging and promote legal timber trade – Latest news and press releases
www­.euflegt­.efi­.int – The EU and Vietnam signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging a…

 

Celebrating 5 years of EUTR
globaltimbertrackingnetwork­.org – On October 8-9, 2018, GTTN members met with representatives from the European Commission, the US Government, ITTO, NGOs, scientists, competent authorities, and the private sector at the five-year cel…

 

Wood is not the issue – Timber Trades Journal Online
www­.ttjonline­.com – The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted a catalogue of errors, none of which can be attributed to wood, says John Park The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, September 2, 1666 and burned unti…

 

 

Why planting trees can improve farm performance – Farmers Weekly
www­.fwi­.co­.uk – Trees and hedgerows might shape the appearance of the Great British countryside, but their role goes way beyond simply looking pretty. From improving animal welfare to mitigating the effects of droug…

 

 

TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference | 15 November 2018 | London
cti-timber­.org – Following on from the success of the last two annual conferences, TRADA and their service provider Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to host a one-day timber conference levelled at uniting the indust…

 

 

Post-Brexit – UK might continue to recognize Indonesian FLEGT licenses
www­.fordaq­.com – The UK Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, has said in the post-Brexit period Indonesia’s timber and wood product exports to the UK will not be disrupted and that the FLEGT licensing system will …

 

UK suspends funding for timber industry project
frontiermyanmar­.net – BRITAIN HAS cited the crisis over Rakhine State for a decision to suspend funding for Myanmar’s effort to join a European Union initiative aimed at combatting illegal logging and promoting effective …

 

France: oak standing timber prices still increasing
www­.fordaq­.com – Those who thought the oak standing timber price would stumble in the early fall were wrong. In the east of France, the auction held in Beaune (Côte d’Or) on September 13, 2018 and organized by ONF se…