July 11, 2019

DHA eNews - Trade Court Upholds Hardwood Plywood Decision

Trade Court Upholds Hardwood Plywood Decision

The U.S. Court of International Trade has sustained the USITC affirmative injury determination in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of hardwood plywood from China. These imports depressed prices, substituted for domestic products, and injured the U.S. industry.



China's Imports Of U.S. Forest Products Fall

As China’s economy slowed over the past two years, the value of imported wood products declined, falling about 10% in the first four months of 2019. While U.S. imports fell by 42%, imports from Canada and Russia increased by 12% and 4%, respectively.

Why China Is Still A Vital Market For U.S. Hardwood
Danzer Closes French Plant

Only two years after the factory's modernization and an investment of 15 million euros, Danzer will shut down the Souvans plant due to the declining demand for PEFC-certified veneer and the limited availability of suitable raw materials in the region.

HPVA Laboratories Hosts International Code Council, Korea Fire Institute

The HPVA Laboratories® team recently hosted the International Code Council and the Korea Fire Institute during their visit to the U.S., leading a tour of the labs' 10,000-square-foot testing and certification facility and outlining the latest tests and equipment used for U.S. and international fire testing, EPA TSCA Title VI testing and certification, and more.

Howlett To Speak On International Trade At AWFS

Decorative Hardwoods Association president Kip Howlett will discuss the latest issues in international trade at the 2019 Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers Fair in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. The event is WE30: Wood Industry Regulatory Update. There is no charge to attend.

29 Hollywood Designers Discuss Kitchen Trends

Twenty-nine Hollywood home designers express their views on the latest upgrades and hottest trends for the kitchen. These include saturated colors, state-of-the-art appliances, and plenty of wood.

Available Now: DHA Technical Brief On TSCA Title VI For Wood Flooring Retailers & Distributors

The Decorative Hardwoods Association Technical Brief succinctly explains the products affected, companies' responsibilities, and recordkeeping requirements of EPA's TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emission standards.

Canada To Align Emission Standards

The Canadian government has proposed formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products that are similar to those in the U.S. The proposed limits are 0.05 ppm for hardwood plywood and laminated products, 0.09 ppm for particleboard, 0.11 ppm for MDF and 0.13 ppm for thin MDF.

CARB Publishes Updated Guidance On Formaldehyde

The California Air Resources Board has published two revised guides on formaldehyde, incorporating updates of EPA regulations and a comparison of the key requirements of CARB and EPA regulations.

CMA Announces Leadership Team

The Cabinet Makers Association, which represents small to mid-sized operations, announced appointments beginning July 1. CMA will be led by Chris Dehmer of Dark Horse Woodworking, who has been appointed as the association's president.

Masco To Sell Cabinet Business

Masco Corporation announced that it has concluded its strategic review of its cabinetry and windows business units and intends to sell both within the next six to nine months.

Residential Furniture Continues Downward Trend: New Orders Down 9%
New Home Sales Decline 7.8% In May
Existing Home Sales Grow 2.5% In May
Pending Home Sales Inch Up 1% In May
Home Prices Increase 3.6% In May
Home Depot Seeks To Cut Costs
Illegal Logging Leaves Mozambique Vulnerable To Cyclones

Chinese timber exporters have illegally cut millions of acres of forest. The changes to the landscape have left many people vulnerable to devastating cyclones.

Illegal Logging Continues In Ghana

According to a Forestry Commission report, a business named "God is Able Company Limited" exported 1,205 cubic meters of rosewood in just one month in 2018 - although exporting rosewood has been banned. Other companies report thousands of dollars of rosewood exports.

Illegal Rosewood Trade Soars After CITES Listing
Wood Products Offset Carbon Emissions To Varying Degrees

A University of Wisconsin-Madison study of 180 countries found that wood products captured less than 1% of global carbon emissions, but that countries with large timber industries were more effective. For example, Sweden's pool of wood products offset 9% of the country's carbon emissions.

How Trees Could Save Our Climate

A Swiss study shows that the earth could support nearly 11 billion acres of forest, a significant increase over the current 7 billion acres of woodland. The total available - not in use by humans - is nearly 1 billion acres, and could ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions.

Scientists Map Out How To Restore Tropical Rainforests Around The World
Planting One Trillion Trees Could Be Best Way To Fight Climate Change
The Ozark Chinquapin Chestnut Is Not Extinct
Emerald Ash Borer Spreads In Quebec, Invades Richmond

Source: NBC12

Green Ash Trees Show Some Resistance To Emerald Ash Borer
Where To Find The Trees That Once Traveled Into Space
See A Map Of Who Owns Which Forests Across The U.S.
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