"In comparison with the EC Certificate the BFU-100 Certificate implies higher requirements to the plywood thickness and strength in along the grain curve," said mill managing director Dmitry Shutov.

"The award of the BFU-100 Certificate means that the quality control system at Bratsk plywood mill meets all the requirements and we hope will encourage the increase of sales of Bratsk plywood in Germany," added Mr Shutov.

The BFU-100 Certificate is issued by the certification authority MPA Bremen, Germany.