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Ukrainian war will likely halt planned investments in the Russian forest industry

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to impact global trade in the coming months. Increased sanctions against trading with Russia and difficulty with financial transactions will probably interrupt and re-direct shipments of forest products throughout the world, according to Wood Resources International LLC (WRI). As a result, trade with Russia will likely decline, impacting long-established […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin Calls for Log Export Ban by 2022

In a recent statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of Roundwood and low-value forest products and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalization of the industry”). He also requested a “complete ban on shipments of unprocessed or roughly processed conifer and […]