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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.
On July 16, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
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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Canada: Wood Pellets for Heat and Power

Canadian wood pellet production is forecast for continued growth in 2021 as plant capacity utilization improves.
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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.
Morocco issued a notification on April 16, 2021 regarding names and characteristics of table olives. Comments are due June 15, 2021.
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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.
There are no known plantations for sugar maple trees and maple syrup production in South Africa. While the market is relatively small compared to the United States, it may present niche prospects for U.S. maple exports.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s bulk, intermediate, and consumer-oriented (BICO) export data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Bulgaria. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of the U.S. agricultural trade to Bulgaria...
The U.S. Census Bureau's export data tracks U.S. food and agricultural trade shipped directly to Poland. However, it does not measure the substantial levels of the U.S. agricultural trade to Poland routed through Western European ports of entry.
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Netherlands: Dutch Wood Pellet Imports Reach New High

In 2020, Dutch wood pellet imports reached a new high, totaling $511 million. The United States was the leading non-European Union (EU) supplier to the Netherlands.