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SFPA Lumber Shorts – March Issue I

March 10, 2022

Quarterly Report Preview 

The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) is pleased to announce the organization will be featuring quarterly reports throughout the 2022 year. Each quarterly report will contain a variety of topics and educational information summarizing the previous quarter. Beginning next month, the first of four reports will be released, recapping January through March news, events and information brought to you by SFPA. The reports will lead readers through a path into the inner workings of SFPA. Here is a sneak peek into the upcoming first quarter report. The highlights include:

  • 2021 trade statistics 
  • EXPO Information  
  • International Funding Approved    
  • John Edgar Rhodes Sawmill Safety Excellence Award 
  • SFPA membership growth 
  • International trade/event schedule

Conflict Timber Defined by PEFC and FSC

On March 4, 2022, the Board of PEFC International (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) clarified that timber originating from Russia and Belarus is now designated as ‘conflict timber’ and therefore cannot be used in PEFC-certified products. . The clarification is based on the March 2, 2022 UN General Assembly Resolution and was approved during PEFC’s11th Emergency Special Session, to safeguard the integrity of PEFC chain of custody certification. This clarification is initially valid for six months.  We are actively monitoring the situation and will publish any significant updates.

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