DHA eNews - China's Trade Accelerates Imbalance, Despite COVID

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XIV, Issue XVIII: China's Trade Accelerates Imbalance, Despite COVID | Global Plywood Charged $205,000 For Lacey Act Violation | Forest Industry Weighs In On "Waters Of The U.S." Expansion | Oregon's Forest Industry Lost Nearly $6 Billion From 2020's Labor Day Wildfires

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Wood Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Where is the oak tree that owns itself?

 

Answer: Athens, GA 

 

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Tree That Owns Itself

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August U.S. Manufacturing Continues Recovery

Manufacturing employment increased by 37,000 in August alone. Year-to-date gains have reached 190,000, resulting in a total of 12,421,000 manufacturing workers in August. The average hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory workers rose 5% over the past year.

 

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Forest Industry Weighs In On "Waters Of The U.S." Expansion

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have requested comments on the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule. The American Forest & Paper Association recommends a durable WOTUS rule but states that wastewater treatment and ephemeral waters should be excluded.

 

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Global Plywood Charged $205,000 For Lacey Act Violation

The now-defunct Global Plywood and Lumber Trading LLC pled guilty to violating the Lacey Act by buying illegally harvested or shipped hardwoods from three Peruvian suppliers in 2015. The company will pay $205,000 in restitution and fines alone.

 

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Wood Floor Business: Global Plywood to Pay $205,000 For Lacey Act Violation

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