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February 1, 2018
On December 26, 2017, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
January 24, 2018
ATO Shenyang successfully conducted nine market promotion and development activities on corn, fruit, HRI, lumber, meat and seafood in the fourth quarter of 2017.
January 9, 2018
On October 27, 2017, the Forestry Agency announced the names of the first five “Registering Organizations” that will register companies’ policies for compliance with the Clean Wood Act.
December 22, 2017
On 23 November, the Ministry of Agriculture issued revised regulations on import licensing requirements for horticultural products.
November 14, 2017
China’s imports of wood products are forecast to continue increasing in 2017.
November 13, 2017
This goal of this report is to introduce U.S. exporters of farm, fishery and forest products to the major trade shows taking place throughout China.
October 27, 2017
On October 20, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced modifications to Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) for glued laminated timber (glulam), plywood....
June 1, 2015
Dr. Chen Chi-Ren recently completed construction on a green concept demo house using U.S. Douglas Fir glulam at the National University of Kaohsiung.
June 1, 2015
New National Pork Board CEO Makes First Visit to Japan; Cotton USA Award 2015; Niigata City Agricultural Special Zone Visit; ATO Tokyo helps highlight White Sorghum in Recipes;
April 30, 2015
MOF issued a Notification in the Royal Gazette detailing the preferential duty reduction schedules under Section 12 of the Customs Tariff Decree B.E. 2530 for imported wood products.
February 11, 2015
Agriculture Minister-Counselor Travels to Kyushu; Japan's Largest Douglas Fir Sawmill Becomes Major Energy Producer
January 8, 2015
November 2014, the National Biosafety Board announced that it was assessing a proposal from the Malaysian Rubber Board to conduct confined field trails on genetically engineered (GE) rubber trees.
December 15, 2014
Original Designs Feature U.S. Hardwoods at Japan’s Largest Furniture Show; AHEC Success Story Continues to Pay Dividends; Forest Products Summit Confronts Challenging Market Conditions
August 21, 2014
Japan’s Just Wild About Our Nuts; An Urban Company Helps Revitalize Japan’s Agriculture; Spiritual Heart of Japanese Furniture Making Relies on U.S. Hardwoods; Desperately Seeking GE in Hokkaido
November 7, 2018
On September 30, 2018, the State Council Duty Commission (SCDC) announced that import tariffs for 1,585 tariff lines will be lowered effective November 1, 2018.
October 19, 2018
In 2017, Japan was the 6th largest market in the world for U.S. hardwood exports valued at $63 million.
September 25, 2018
On September 20, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) invited public comments on a draft amendment to the notification concerning cross laminate timber....
September 25, 2018
On September 18, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that it would start enforcing additional import tariffs on U.S. products exported to China....
September 17, 2018
For the first time in a decade, direct flights to the United States from Northeastern China will be possible.
August 7, 2018
As China’s middle class continues to expand, China’s demand for U.S. hardwood lumber for furniture interior products continues to soar, especially in Northeast China.

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