February 04, 2021

DHA eNews - Canada Announces Final Duties On Chinese Decorative Plywood

Canada Announces Final Duties On Chinese Decorative Plywood

The Canada Border Services Agency published its final determination on Chinese decorative plywood imports, increasing the antidumping and countervailing duty margins to 309%. In October, CBSA established preliminary combined margins of up to 203% on decorative plywood from China to combat dumping and subsidies.

USITC Announces Decision On Wood Mouldings From China

The U.S. International Trade Commission, in a unanimous final affirmative determination on the antidumping and countervailing duty investigation into wood moulding and millwork products, found that U.S. producers were materially injured by unfairly traded imports from China. USITC will impose antidumping duties of 45.49% to 230.36% and countervailing duties of 20.56% to 252.29%.

Enter The 2021 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge. A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to the designer, craftsman, or manufacturer who enters the best work as determined by a panel of expert judges.

Save The Date: DHA 100th Anniversary Meeting & Celebration

It's on! Come with us to the beautiful Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC, to celebrate the Decorative Hardwoods Association's 100th anniversary. This year's annual meeting and celebration will run from Sunday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 25.

NEW: Get Your Free Copy Of The DHA 2021 Where To Buy

Those in the know - experienced designers, specifiers, architects, and woodworkers - will use the Decorative Hardwoods Association 2021 Where To Buy membership directory to find the hardwood plywood, engineered wood flooring, veneer, and machinery and supplies they need to create gorgeous hardwood products. Download your free copy today!

Canada's Forests: Adapting To Change

The Canadian government has published its 2020 update on the state of its forests. Canada’s Forests: Adapting to Change reports current trends and statistics, from how the forest sector provides support during a crisis to a map showing forest composition across the country.

Source: Government of Canada

Forests Absorb Twice As Much Carbon As They Release

New research shows that the world's forests sequestered twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted from 2001 to 2019. Forests are a carbon sink, absorbing a net 7.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, 1.5 times more carbon than the U.S. emits.

Scientists Address Myths About Large-Scale Tree Plantings

Tree planting is an excellent solution to combat climate change and protect biodiversity, scientists say, but "the wrong tree in the wrong place can do more harm than good." They list 10 golden rules for tree planting, which are particularly important in tropical regions.

Amazon Deforestation Spikes In 2020

Destruction of the Amazon surged 21% in 2020. An area the size of Israel was deforested last year in the Amazon biome, stretching across nine countries. Conservationists state that at this rate, the rainforest will reach a tipping point in 10 to 20 years, after which it will begin to dry out and turn into a savanna.

Timber Mafia Runs Amok In Bhutan

Enormous swathes of Bhutan's ancient forests have been logged by what locals call the "timber mafia" from northeast India. An official stated that this has been happening for more than ten years but has accelerated recently.

Romania's Deadly Fight Against Illegal Logging

Since joining the European Union in 2007, Romania has seen its forest cover decimated at record rates. An extensive criminal network was allowed to operate deep in old-growth forests and is exploiting them to make enormous profits. Mongabay posted a video detailing the situation but pulled it after one of the parties featured was threatened.

Follow The Formation Of Wood In Real-Time

A genetic engineering method makes it possible to observe how woody cell walls are built in plants. The new research in wood formation opens up the possibility of developing sturdier construction materials and perhaps more climate efficient trees.

New Polymer Made From Wood

Scientists from the University of Bath's Centre for Sustainable Circular Technologies have made a polymer using xylose extracted from wood. The polymer has numerous applications, many of which reduce reliance on crude oil products.

Expect Kitchen & Bath Renovations To Grow In 2021

The Kitchen & Bath Association's newly released 2021 Market Outlook report predicts a significant rebound in growth, from -5.9% in 2020 to 16.6% in 2021. The industry grew by 9% in 2018 and 1% in 2019.

Chinese Furniture Maker Builds $45 Million Factory In GA

A Chinese furniture and plumbing fixture manufacturer is building a factory in Georgia that will employ 205 people. Spring Mountain Center qualified for a state income tax credit, allowing the company to deduct $1,250 per job from its state income tax for five years.

U.S. Housing Starts Rise To Fastest Pace In 14 Years
Existing U.S. Home Sales Increase By 0.7%
Pandemic Causes Sharp Pullback In Commercial, Multifamily Starts
Canadian Housing Starts Drop By 12.2%
Expect Housing Prices In Canada To Stay High
Housing Increases Its Share Of GDP
Construction Starts Drop To Lowest Levels In Five Years
Confidence In Remodeling Is Strong Despite COVID-19
Builder Confidence Falls Due To Higher Material Prices, Upsurge In COVID-19 Cases
Consumer Authorities Report "Greenwashing" Is Rampant In Online Stores

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