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China: Pinewood Log and Lumber Import Requirements Updated

On December 20, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Announcement No. 110 of 2021 titled Phytosanitary Requirements for Pine Wood from Countries with Pine Wood Nematode Presence.
The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China has updated the list of designated ports of entry for imported logs.
Japan opened the public comment for newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for wood pellet fuel. Comments are due to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by December 9, 2021.
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Philippines: Philippine Wood Products Report

The Philippines' declining production of lumber and other wood products cannot meet the country’s growing demand for residential, commercial, and public construction projects.
The U.S-China Economic and Trade Agreement (Phase One) granted market access for new U.S. horticultural products such as avocadoes, blueberries, and nectarines.
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China: Imports Buoyed by Softwood Log Demand

China’s overall wood product imports are expected to increase slightly in 2021 due to low inventory and strong demand, in particular for softwood logs.
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Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
China extended the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on five hardwood categories that accounted for U.S. $824 million in American exports to China in 2020.
After years of effort by ATO Taipei in collaboration with APA - The Engineered Wood Association (APA), Taiwan authorities announced a long-waited revision to wood building codes on fire protections.
On December 23, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines in 2021.
Construction sector has been the primary consumer of softwood lumber and engineered wood products in Japan.
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Indonesia: Wood Processing Industry Overview

Indonesia’s abundant forests provide primary raw materials for its growing export-oriented wood processing industry.