China: Russian lumber rules imports

Wednesday 1 May 2019

While both New Zealand and Russia are at the top of the leaderboard for softwood log imports into China, as the accompanying table shows, Russia tops the leaderboard for sawnwood imports.

That is largely driven by export tariffs on logs by Russian government which incentivises sawing Russian logs on their side of their border with China.

Source: MIS ITTO Report

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