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Towards greater transparency in the tropical timber markets

The ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, an output of the ITTO Market Information Service (MIS), is published in English every two weeks with the aim of improving transparency in the international tropical timber market. The TTM provides market trends and trade news from around the world, as well as indicative prices for over 400 tropical timber and added-value products.


 

 

1-15 December 2014

Top story

Red sanders auction delivers higher than expected income

The Andhra Pradesh government has earned almost Rs10 billion from the sale and export of 3,615 metric tonnes of confiscated red sanders logs.
 
In Andhra Pradesh, red sanders grows mainly in the Seshachalam hill ranges spread across Kadapa, Chittoor and Kurnool districts in the Rayalaseema region as well as in parts of Nellore district.
 
The red sanders is found in a forest area extending over some 47,000 hectares.

Also in this issue

  • Log stockpile at Douala Port finally moving
  • Middle East marketing mission nets RM6 million for Malaysian companies
  • Suspicions of timber laundering in Myanmar
  • Yen depreciation pushes up import costs
  • Divergent views on China’s revised timber processing license system
  • Signs of recovery in EU plywood market
  • But
  • Delayed recovery in EU construction activity
  • Cameroon leads tropical sawnwood shipments to Canada​

Data snapshot

A Guide to United States Furniture Compliance Requirements



 

In 2011, the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was amended to address longstanding complaints about some aspects of the Act.
 
U.S. federal agencies administer regulations associated with furniture. Specific requirements exist at the federal level for children’s furniture and several states have regulations relative to upholstered furniture.
 
Details of the various requirements can be found at :   http://gsi.nist.gov/global/docs/furniture_guide.pdf 

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