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Indonesia: Bright prospects in furniture markets

Panggah Susanto, Director General of Agro Industries within the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin), is on record as saying within two years furniture exports could rise to US$5 billion as demand in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe picks up... [more...]

Brazil: Furniture exports increase

Data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) show the trend in furniture exports in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period of 2016... [more...]

Magna ExpoMueblera reports high numbers of international exhibitors

Hannover Fairs México, the Mexican subsidiary of Deutsche Messe (based in Hannover, Germany) has reported a high rate of international exhibitor participation in Magna Expo Mueblera... [more...]

Chinese rattan furniture makers eye move to Indonesia

The future of the rattan craft industry in Cirebon, West Java, is threatened according to Zaenal Arifin from the Advisory Council of the Indonesian Furniture and Craft Association (HIMKI)... [more...]

First UK company fined for breach of EU Timber Regulation

Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first business to be fined for breaching regulations introduced in 2013 to prohibit the importing and sale of illegally harvested timber. On 25 October 2017 at Westminster Magistrates Court ...... [more...]

Japan: furniture import values relatively flat in August 2017

In August, there was little in the Japanese furniture import data to suggest the downward trend has come to an end. Month on month import values were flat for wooden bedroom furniture, down for wooden office furniture and up moderately for wooden kitchen furniture. It should be remembered that August is holiday season in Japan so... [more...]

The 20th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR is coming back 20-22 of March 2018 stronger than ever

The Shanghai New International Expo Center will be the meeting point amongst flooring professionals once more during this anniversary edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR that celebrates 20 years... [more...]

Ikea Switzerland will repurchase second-hand furniture

The path of Ikea furniture in Switzerland could soon take a different turn. The furniture giant Ikea founded by the Swedish billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, decided to carry out an interesting experiment launching the pilot project Second Life. Thus, Ikea Switzerland launches the pilot project implying that customers can return furniture purchased from the Ikea furniture stores and get paid for it... [more...]

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Domoferm

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Domoferm Group of companies (“Domoferm”) from holding company Domoferm International GmbH. Domoferm is a leading European provider of ...... [more...]

China: Furniture from Bazhou City exported to 130 countries

According to Hebei Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau data presented at a conference ‘Second China Export Wood Products Quality Technology Promotion’ in Bazhou City,... [more...]

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Company accused by EIA of supplying illegal teak for luxury yachts denies allegations

Two of the biggest exhibitors at the London Boat Show, which took place between January 10-14th are accused by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of building luxury yachts with illegitimate teak from Myanmar. The investigation made on Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts International has revealed that the Burmese teak entering the supply chains of the companies had been traded in breach of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)... [ more...]

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