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The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) proposed default greenhouse gas (GHG) emission values for biomass feedstock eligible for the feed-in tariff and feed-in premium (FIT/FIP) programs for power generation.
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Canada: Wood Pellet Annual

Canadian wood pellet production is forecast to remain stable for 2022 at 3.5 million metric tons. Canada's wood pellet exports are forecast to grow five percent on increased demand from Europe and Asia.
FY2022 agricultural exports reach record levels.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites public comments on revised Japan Agricultural Standards for glued laminated timber (glulam) and plywood through October 8, 2022. Comments must be submitted in Japanese.
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China: Wood Products Annual

The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) wood manufacturing sectors are facing significant headwinds including rising costs, weakening economic conditions, COVID-19 related disruptions to operations, and increasing international competition.
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China: Wood Products Annual

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) wood manufacturing sectors are facing significant headwinds including rising costs, weakening economic conditions, COVID-19 related disruptions to operations, and increasing international competition. China’s wood...
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European Union: EU Wood Pellet Annual

In 2021, EU wood pellet consumption hit a new record of 23.1 million metric tons (MMT) mainly due to increased residential use in Germany and co-firing of wood pellets with coal in the Netherlands. In 2022, EU demand is expected to further grow to 24.3 MMT, based on expansion of the residential markets, mainly in Germany and France, boosted by support programs for the installation of biomass boilers and the high price of fossil fuels.
Through its phased-in tariff reductions, the agreement will raise challenges for U.S. products including wine and spirits, cotton, pulses and beans, forest products, and tree nuts.
On March 28, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) published a Pine Wood Nematode (PWN) Port Quarantine Guidelines policy interpretation document. The document provides additional information on the implementation of GACC Announcement No. 110 of 2021, titled Phytosanitary Requirements for Pine Wood from Countries with Pine Wood Nematode Presence.
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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.