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Editor’s pickProjects in wood are among this year's Frame Awards winners

Frame Awards, Herman Miller, Zhongshuge, Chengdu, China, Maggie's Oldham, UK, Produce

Winners of the Frame Awards 2018 were announced last week at the Frame Awards Show in Amsterdam. Over 250 international guests attended the celebrations and prize-giving ceremony. 28 winners were recognised from across the Spatial, Executional and Societal.  Four additional winners received the Honorary Frame Awards, including Lifetime …

China national accreditation body now recognised by US EPA

China, US, EPA

China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) is now recognised by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA), according to a news report from China Daily. The CNAS offers accreditation services that China’s wood product traders can use to prove their products meet specific regulations and …

Editor’s pickChina launches world’s largest national carbon trading market

China, carbon

Chimney smoke. Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash   China has rolled out the world’s largest carbon emission trading market, a milestone that marks the country’s efforts to tackle growing environmental challenges, China’s top economic planning body announced on Dec 19 last year. The nationwide carbon …

NZ log exports reach a record $2.4Bn in 2017, sparking concerns over future log supply and efforts to value-add exports

New Zealand, log, exports, China

New Zealand log exports hit a new record last year, exporting $2.41 billion of softwood logs in the first 11 months of 2017, surpassing all previous records for a full year, according to Statistics New Zealand. 75 per cent of these exports—worth $1.81 Bn—went to China, which has banned forest harvesting and reduced tariffs on imports …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2018 now open for registration

Domotex Asia, Chinafloor, 2018

The annual flooring show now invites visitors to register for the 2018 event, held from March 20 to 22. 2018 also marks the 20th anniversary and to celebrate, 100 over pre-registered visitors will be given signature VIP access to conferences and festivities during the show. The show saw a 20 per cent increase in number of international visitors …