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July 14, 2022

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DHA Insights: July 14, 2022

In May, we reported that the White House was considering terminating China's Section 301 tariffs of 25% on imports of hardwood plywood, multilayered wood flooring, and other products. Coalitions, which include many DHA members, have argued that Chinese producers have used artificial advantages to inflict serious harm on U.S. competitors.

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June 23, 2022

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DHA Insights: June 23, 2022

Russian wood imports are up dramatically through April despite Russia's war, subsequent tariffs, and other policies. And, imports of birch plywood through Vietnam—likely Russian birch plywood—are up 206%. Unlike plywood imported directly from Russia, imports of birch plywood from Vietnam are coming in duty-free. Wood exports were one of Russia's largest industries prior to the war. The data suggests that more needs to be done to stop imports of Russian wood products.

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June 09, 2022

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DHA

DHA Insights: June 9, 2022

Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule to re‑designate the northern long-eared bat as "endangered," triggering additional land-use restrictions that could hinder timber harvesting operations in 38 states. The Decorative Hardwoods Association joined the Hardwood Federation and several others in commenting on the proposed listing, highlighting how forestry helps bat populations. White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease, is what has devastated the northern long-eared bat.

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May 26, 2022

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DHA

DHA Insights: May 26, 2022

Last week Decorative Hardwoods Association was in Nashville for our 101st Annual Meeting where, among other things, we introduced our new AIA-approved continuing education program for architects and designers. I loved seeing our members and discussing the exciting developments and challenges in our industry. Please save the week of May 22, 2023, for our next annual meeting.

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May 05, 2022

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DHA

DHA Insights: May 5, 2022

On Earth Day, President Biden issued a new executive order impacting forests and the surrounding communities. According to the White House, the order is designed to "strengthen America's forests, boost wildfire resilience, and combat global warming." Using more forest products can help accomplish these goals by sustainably harvesting wood and storing that carbon for decades to come.