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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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Infographic: It All Adds Up!

FY2021 agricultural exports reach record levels.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
On March 31, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expanded its recognition of American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) grading of the Spruce-Pine-Fir South (SPFs) grouping to include U
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.