DHA Insights: June 20, 2024


DHA continues to promote North American manufacturing of decorative hardwoods. I recently spoke to our Canadian colleagues at the Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association Spring Meeting where we discussed trade challenges and misleading marketing by producers of fake wood products.

Our industry often faces new regulatory challenges. Thus, DHA recently signed a letter supporting legislation that would reform the approach to new regulations by requiring federal agencies to notify Congress and the public about new regulations, as well as other commonsense reforms. The EU Deforestation Regulation is an example of regulation in search of a problem—at least when it comes to low-risk countries like the U.S. Fortunately, it appears that the U.S. government is helping us make the case that EUDR should be delayed by sending that request to the European Commission.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association