October 04, 2018

DHA® eNews - China Increases Tariffs As Trade Rift Escalates

U.S., Canada Reach Trade Deal

The new NAFTA deal has been announced. Now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the agreement is designed to create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports higher-paying jobs for Americans and stronger North American economies.

China Increases Tariffs As Trade Rift Escalates

China's retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. exports went into effect September 24. If the trade war continues, expect the 5% or 10% tariffs on most hardwood products imported from China to be raised to 25%.

Roseburg Publishes Verified EPDs

Congratulations to Roseburg Forest Products for publishing their first verified Environmental Product Declarations. The declarations provide information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company's wood products.

Timber Products Partners With Panolam

Timber Products will become a West Coast supplier of Panolam thermally fused laminate, which will be incorporated into the Spectrum Division's product line.

Murray Stavenow, 1934 - 2018

Murray Stavenow passed away on June 19 surrounded by his family. A memorial was held on September 29 in Vermont. Murray was active in Decorative Hardwood Association® activities and a long-time supporter of our industry.

HPVA Laboratories Publishes Certification Directory

The new product certification directory on the HPVA Laboratories® website lists all certified clients with links to download certification certificates.

Scientists Transcribe Redwood, Sequoia DNA

Johns Hopkins scientists are sequencing the genome of the giant redwood and sequoia - a much bigger and more complex project than sequencing human DNA - to help protect the trees from climate change. A finding of a single common genome would mean that the species face a higher risk of extinction.

Emerald Ash Borer Continues To Spread

The Canadian government expanded regulated areas after finding the deadly pest in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

Russia Bans U.S. Environmental Group

Pacific Environment, an environmental group campaigning against illegal logging in Siberia and the Far East, has been labeled a "threat to state security" and an "undesirable" organization.

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