DHA Insights: November 30, 2023
In our last newsletter, we highlighted DHA's efforts to prevent companies from misleading customers by marketing fake wood products as "wood." In this newsletter, our top story is our recent column in Surface & Panel which highlights the enduring beauty, value, and sustainability of decorative hardwoods including hardwood plywood, veneer, and engineered wood flooring. I welcome feedback on the column in Surface & Panel and suggestions for our next column, which will be published in Q1.
DHA has supported duties and a ban on Russian timber since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Russian timber, sold in the U.S., is a large source of revenue that helps fund Russia's continued war in Ukraine. DHA supported the No Timber from Tyrants Act and advocated for action by U.S. officials, with limited result. Now, Earthsight has reported that one of the "most controversial Russian suppliers was sanctioned by the US Treasury Department on 2 November." DHA is continuing to advocate for more restrictions on Russian fiber.
If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association
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