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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....
October 19, 2017
U.S. hardwood lumber is moving into Northeast China.
September 28, 2017
The Government of Peru recently approved a reconstruction plan called “Reconstruction with Changes” for S/. 25,655 million soles or $7.8 billion dollars.
September 22, 2017
USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) held a technical seminar to promote wood frame construction in Peru.
September 6, 2017
Italy is a leading European consumer of wood pellets (approximately 3 million metric tons per year), with domestic consumption representing 96 percent of total use.
July 27, 2017
The Government of India (GOI) notified Draft Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Import into India) (Ninth Amendment) Order, 2017 to the WTO for comments on July 12....
July 4, 2017
On June 22-23, 2017 the American Hardwood Export Association (AHEC) hosted 500 delegates to its 22nd Annual Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention in Qingdao, Shandong Province.
June 27, 2017
Approaching the 2020 mandates laid down in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), EU bioethanol and biodiesel consumption is forecast to grow in 2017 and 2018.
May 31, 2017
On May 20, 2017, the government of Japan (GOJ) implemented the Clean Wood Act. The Act is meant to ensure that domestic and imported wood are harvested legally.
April 4, 2017
The United States is the largest supplier of agricultural product imports to South China…Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China livestock companies....
March 28, 2017
Poland is among the countries with the largest forest area in Europe. The country is the 10th largest world producer and the fourth largest world exporter of furniture.
March 23, 2017
The forestry sector is an important sector in Romania. The direct and indirect contributions to the wood industry for the economy reaches about 3.5 percent of GDP annually.
March 20, 2017
Read why the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) is the place to see innovative furniture designs using American hardwood.
March 17, 2017
FAS Japan assisted with the re-introduction of U.S. apples into Japan after a 15-year absence. Following the launch of Royal Gala apples in February, U.S. Honeycrisp and Pink Lady varieties....
March 8, 2017
South China e-commerce sales continue to soar…. Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China e-commerce companies, as well as fresh fruit, alcoholic beverage, and wood importers…
March 3, 2017
Lithuania is a net exporter of wood and wood products. In 2016 total trade of forest products between the U.S. and Lithuania increased by 40 percent in comparison with 2015...
February 16, 2017
On December 15, 2016, Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) published draft modifications to the regulation (NOM-013-SEMARNAT) establishing phytosanitary requirements...
February 14, 2017
South China imports of U.S. wood and wood products climbed to a new record of nearly $700 million in 2016, up 11 percent in value from 2015.
February 3, 2017
The Bulgarian forest sector has developed successfully in the last five years with growing timber production and stock, increased forest certification...
February 3, 2017
Southern China Imports of U.S. Pork and Pork Variety Meats Jump….Upcoming opportunities for U.S.exporters to meet with South China hides and skins, fruit, and seafood buyers....