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NHLA: Hardwood Lumber Included in the Trade Deal

16-01-2020
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The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade war between the world’s two largest economies and sets the stage for a broader agreement down the road. The “Phase One” agreement is the product of months of intense talks between officials in Washington and Beijing. It …

China now increasing softwood logs from Europe and New Zealand

14-01-2020
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Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China, while Russia and North America have lost market shares in 2019, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest …

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

13-01-2020
China, trade, EU, VPA, FLEGT, imports, exports, sawnwood, logs semi-processed wood products

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade from 2007 to 2017. The analysis is reviewed in a report on ‘China’s Trade of Wood Products with EU, EU Member …

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

10-01-2020
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The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. "Producers from China and Brazil have captured a large and growing portion of the wood …

China’s wooden door and wooden building sectors in 2019

19-12-2019
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11% growth in wood door sector The output of China’s wooden door sector is said to be the highest in the world and China is also the main wooden door consumer market. The total output value of the national wooden door sector was about RMB140 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% over the same period in the previous year, reported ITTO. …

New quarantine regulations for wood-based panels

18-12-2019
China, quarantine regulations, wood-based panels, State Forestry and Grassland Administration, regulations

In order to promote the development of China’s wood-based panel sector the State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFA) has amended the scope of quarantine regulations for wood-based panels. The amended regulations will be effective as of 1 January 2020. The new regulations take account of the various production technologies for …

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