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​Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates​

Posted on 10th February, 2017
Archived since 10th December, 2017

On Wednesday 11th January, FIRA joined approximately 20 other industry stakeholders at a PEFC UK workshop in London to discuss sustainable forestry and receive an update on PEFC scheme coverage and work that is underway to update the PEFC standard.
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​Amended standard for kitchen furniture published

Posted on 3rd February, 2017
Archived since 3rd February, 2018

A heavily amended British Standard for kitchen furniture has been published. BS 6222-2: 2009 + A1: 2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Part 2: Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars – Performance requirements and test methods, is the main British Standard for assessing the strength, durability and suitability of kitchen carcases, wall units and associated hardware for both domestic and social housing use.
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FIRA Quarterly Standards Update Report - January 2017

Posted on 9th January, 2017
Archived since 9th July, 2017

There have been a number of European and International Standards meetings since the previous quarterly report, with a number of meetings taking place at national and international level...
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Headlines from FIRA's Furniture Statistics Digest: manufacturing, retail sales and exports up; however imports outpacing exports

Posted on 9th January, 2017
Archived since 9th October, 2017

The Furniture Industry Research Association has today (9 January) published its annual ‘Statistics Digest for the UK Furniture Industry’. The 50 page publication covers the period from 2012-2015, alongside some provisional data and estimates for 2016.
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​Information for UK importers likely to be affected by the FLEGT-licensing regime

Posted on 24th October, 2016
Archived since 12th October, 2017

The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulation establishes rules for the import of timber products covered by Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) between the EU and timber-exporting countries. Once VPAs are fully implemented, timber-exporting countries will issue FLEGT licences which verify the timber’s legality.
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​Standards meeting update

Posted on 30th September, 2016
Archived since 12th October, 2017

CEN TC207 WG9, the European Standards committee responsible for developing test method standards, and chaired by FIRA’s Phil Reynolds, recently met in Paris.
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