November 05, 2020

DHA eNews - Cabinetmakers Fight China's Alleged Customs Fraud

Cabinetmakers Fight China's Alleged Customs Fraud

A bipartisan coalition of U.S. senators and representatives sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Customs and Border Protection expressing concern over alleged fraud involving kitchen cabinets imported from China. Representative Abigail Spanberger said, "There is evidence that Chinese cabinet manufacturers have sought to undercut the U.S. industry by circumventing antidumping and countervailing duties."

Transatlantic Trade War Heats Up - Again

On November 10, the European Union is expected to enact tariffs on up to $4 billion of U.S. goods in response to U.S. subsidies to Boeing. Bloomberg's sources say that the draft list of targeted products will be finalized this week.

Source: Bloomberg

AHEC Publishes Guide To Sustainable American Hardwoods

The new Sustainable American Hardwoods: A Guide To Species, published by the American Hardwood Export Council, is fully illustrated and provides comprehensive information on commercially available hardwood species.

Roseburg Creates Video For Manufacturing Day

Roseburg showcases its advanced technology in wood products manufacturing in a video produced for Oregon Business Industry's Manufacturing Day celebration.

Source: Roseburg (YouTube)

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Experienced designers, specifiers, architects, and woodworkers use DHA's Where To Buy membership directory to find the hardwood plywood, engineered wood flooring, veneer, and machinery and supplies they need for beautiful hardwood products. Download your free copy today!

Forest Service Will Award $10 Million In Grants

The U.S. Forest Service is now accepting applications for about $10 million in funding through the 2021 Wood Innovations Grant and the 2021 Community Wood Energy Innovation Grant. The grants are designed to support local economies through wood products and wood energy innovations while reducing hazardous fuels and improving forest health.

Federal Agencies Fail To Reach Forest Protection Goals

Federal agencies achieved about half of their goal for this year, treating less than 7,000 square miles of forest. Experts say that more funding, personnel, and policy changes are needed to improve performance.

Wooden Debit Card Helps Plant More Trees

The TreeCard, a wooden debit card made of sustainably sourced cherry, sends 80% of profits to forest restoration projects. Trees planted as a result of spending are shown on the accompanying app.

Chinese Tropical Plywood Is Still High Risk

Tropical plywood from China remains a high risk according to the UK's Timber Trade Federation. While China's revised Forest Law may help, sourcing tropical timber requires robust due diligence and better control on the factory floor and in the sourcing practices of Chinese manufacturers importing from high-risk regions.

Carpenter Designs Custom Motorcycles

A carpenter, furniture designer, and interior architect is making unique works of art by using his favorite material - wood - to create custom motorcycles.

Source: George Woodman Garage

Developer Turns A Scrap Of Land Into A Showpiece

Sideyard, a gorgeous cross-laminated timber and brick building in Portland, OR, began as a way to use an awkward plot of land. The award-winning design has been written up in Forbes

Architects Create Digital Library Of Timber Building Systems

Generate, an architecture, engineering and construction company, developed an online library of timber-based building systems to help architects build quickly, sustainably, and cost-effectively.

55+ Housing Market Index Reaches All-Time High
Home Building & Remodeling Expands By 59%
New Residential Construction Continues To Climb
New-Home Sales Grow By 46.9%
Existing Home Sales Increase By 9.5%
New Residential Sales Down By 3.5%
Higher-End Mortgage Market Is Booming
Builder Confidence Reaches New All-Time High
U.S. Consumer Confidence Slows
How 3 B.C. Forest Companies Are Thriving In Challenging Times
Tree Bark Inspires Researcher To Develop New Generation Of Sustainable Products

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