Forests are governed by a combination of sub-national and national as well as global and regional regimes. This study attempts to analyse the ways in which the selected cases of the forest-related Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and forest-focused Montréal Process (MP) regional regimes may have synergetic overlaps or disparity in their institutional design and forest policy development. By Jeon Sohui, Georg-August University, and Pradip Kumar Sarker and Lukas Giessen, European Forest Institute

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By Michael Hermens, Group Managing Director, APP Timber

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Environment protection and its solution is a wide and a very debatable topic. The modern-day manufacturing which has evolved to very high standards is yet very vulnerable when compared to the constant changes and to the unpredictable weather changes on mother earth today. By Shiv Kumar Shet, Consultant to FERWOOD & Mishma Engineers

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Edgebanding is an important part of furniture making that is easy to overlook. With Asian consumers demanding products of higher quality, edgebanding can become a deciding factor in purchase decisions. Beyond technological innovations, a key to helping furniture makers achieve better productivity is information sharing. By Jackie Wong

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As a global leader in the adhesive market, Henkel offers comprehensive solutions for clients both in China and aboard. FDM Asia speaks to Nancy Huo, Marketing Manager of Henkel Industrial Packaging and Consumer Adhesives Asia Pacific, at 2019 CIFM / interzum Guangzhou about the company's latest products and technology highlights. By Sandy Sun

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The ‘Amazon Effect’ and Industry 4.0 are disrupting a whole host of industries, including furniture production and distribution. There are a number of unique facets of the furniture supply chain that complicate the usual responses to these trends. By Brian Hoey, Flexis

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The 25-year history of C&I work in forestry has had significant positive impacts, though challenges do remain for the implementation of C&I and progress towards SFM. By Stefanie Linser and Bernhard Wolfslehner, European Forest Institute, Simon R J Bridge, Canadian Forest Services, David Gritten, RECOFTC, Steven Johnson, ITTO, Tim Payn, Scion—New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Kit Prins, Independent Forest Sector Consultant, Rastislav Rasi, National Forest Centre, and Guy Robertson, US Forest Service

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The lack of national grading rules is one of the problems faced by global lumber trade. National grading rules can safeguard both sellers and buyers by providing essential information on the quality of the products. By Michael Hermens, Group MD, APP Timber

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Natural hardwoods provides both allure and sustainability and there is no better place to find hardwood than in North America. By Jacob Schriner, Marketing Specialist, Northwest Hardwoods

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