Russian Birch Plywood Poses Challenges To Our Industry

Ten percent of U.S. hardwood plywood in 2019 was directly supplied by Russia. Indirectly, Russia may account for 20% of U.S. hardwood plywood consumption, as plywood manufactured by major producers like Vietnam and Indonesia may use logs harvested in Russian forests. Furthermore, Russian plywood may use illegal timber and be subject to penalties under the Lacey Act.



Timbercheck: Do Birch plywood suppliers face new legal risk when buying Birch from Russia?


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