Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 218
Impacts of Changes in Forest and Economic Policy and Business Preconditions in Russia and Finland
This report investigates what have been the changes in Russian forest and economic policy as well as in business preconditions during past years, how these changes have effected the Russian forest sector and what kinds of effects these changes might have on the Finnish forest sector.
The first chapter of the report takes a look at the different steering measures in Russian forest policy and discusses how they have affected forestry in practice and have the policy objectives been reached. We compare the Finnish and the Russian forest management guidelines and discuss the differences in silvicultural practices of the countries. The second chapter studies the impact of Russian roundwood and sawnwood exports on markets from a Finnish perspective. The third chapter presents the results of a study on the quality of imported sawlogs and grade distributions of sawnwood. The fourth chapter discusses the Russian residential networks, what kind of options Russia offers for Finnish timber construction enterprises and what is the economic and employment impact potential in Finland and Northwest Russia.
Russia, forest policy, customs duties, wood quality, import, export, economic impact, international trade, investments, joint interest companies, networks, residential construction, roundwood, sawnwood, stumpage prices
Impacts of changes in forest and economic policy and business preconditions in Russia and Finland (pdf, size 5130 kb)
Välkky, Elina, Viitanen, Jari & Ollonqvist, Pekka (eds.). 2011. Impacts of Changes in Forest and Economic Policy and Business Preconditions in Russia and Finland. Metlan työraportteja / Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 218. 131 p. ISBN 978-951-40-2344-6 (PDF). Available at: http://www.metla.fi/julkaisut/workingpapers/2011/mwp218.htm.
Elina Välkky, Finnish Forest Research Institute,
P.O. Box 68, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland.
Unit: Eastern Unit
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