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First short rotation plantation earns certification

The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF) in the US has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). Source: PR News Wire

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ABP stripped of enviro certification

Australia’s largest exporter of eucalyptus woodchips has had its environmental certification stripped and been forced to make an embarrassing public apology over the harm it has caused to koalas. Source: ABC News
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SMEs find certification difficult in Indonesia

Despite buyers increasingly preferring to purchase certified timber products, implementation of the Indonesian timber legality verification system, SVLK, among small firms in Bali continues to be hampered. Source: The Jakarta Post/Bali Daily
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Many more seeking certification

FSC CERTIFICATION was a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy year for Australia’s forestry industry, with FSC Australia reporting a 12% increase in Chain of Custody certificates issued and 49% increase in forest area certified (622,447has to 931,070 ha) in Australia in 2012.
FSC International Director General Kim Carstensen flew into Melbourne from the organisation’s headquarters in Bonn, Germany, to celebrate the FSC annual excellence awards function. Source: Timberbiz

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Asia Pulp & Paper secures certification

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) announced it secured SVLK certification for all of its nine mills. SVLK is the Indonesian Wood Legality Verification System, and APP confirmed that the full scope of its operations is now SVLK certified, meeting the highest global standards for wood legality. Source: Financial Post
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Indonesia behind with certification

Indonesia is urging its national timber industry to immediately verify their timber production. Director of Education on Processing and Marketing of Forest Products at the Forestry Ministry, Dwi Sudharto, said verification under the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) must be done so that timber products are considered legal. Source: Tempo Interactive
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China calls for countries to accept its certification

Representatives from the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA) called on countries worldwide to adopt China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) certified products in their national procurement policies. Source: Financial Post
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PEFC International-Australian Certification Roadshow

Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General, PEFC International, will be presenting at six events across Australia this month. Source: Timberbiz
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