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US-China trade war impacts forest products

05-07-2019
USA, China, trade

The trade war between the US and China has impacted US exporters of forest products to China. China’s economy slowed during 2018 and early 2019, causing the total value of imported wood pulp, lumber and logs to decline by just over 10 per cent from the first four months of 2018 to the same period in 2019. Simultaneously, forest product …

Namibia: N$24 million Lost in Timber Exports

15-05-2019
Namibia, timber, forestry, export, China, Vietnam

A new report has exposed the Namibian government's failure to curb the controversial timber trade, with revelations that 10,000 blocks of wood from northern Namibia have been exported to China and Vietnam since November 2018. Agriculture and environment ministries officials compiled the report after investigating timber harvesting in the Kavango …

Hardwood Federation: various species of hardwoods likely impacted by latest retaliatory tariff increase by China

14-05-2019
U.S. China tariff war, latest development

China's Ministry of Finance announced this morning that it would increase tariffs on 5,140 U.S. goods starting on June 1 in retaliation to U.S. increases on Chinese products last week.  Many if not all the impacted products were identified for 25 per cent tariffs in late December, but were frozen at five to 10 per cent in light of positive …

Show Review: DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2019

02-05-2019
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR's 21st edition concluded March 28th 2019, achieving new milestones in exhibitor numbers, increased participation with VIP programs, and onsite events. This year's edition grew to an impressive show space of 175,000 sqm and welcomed over 1,560 exhibitors. From the total number of more than 66,870 attendees, approximately …