China's Imports Of U.S. Logs Plunge

The U.S. is no longer China's largest supplier of hardwood logs. China's global imports of hardwood logs fell 17% in the first half of 2020. The country's global imports of softwood logs fell 16%, accounting for 72% of the national total.

 

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Global Wood Markets Info: China’s imports of logs crash in the first half of the year

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Massive Shift In Source Of U.S. Imports Of Hardwood Plywood

U.S. imports of hardwood plywood from China have plummeted from 1.370 billion square feet in 2017 to 139 million square feet in the last 12 months. In that time, imports from Vietnam have surged from 30 million square feet in 2017 to 546 million square feet in the last 12 months; imports from Indonesia jumped from 361 million square feet to 541 million square feet.

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WTO Sides With Canada On Softwood Lumber Trade Case

The World Trade Organization found that virtually every reason given by the U.S. for imposing countervailing duties on imports of softwood lumber from Canada was unfounded.

 

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DHA eNews - Canadian Tribunal Finds That Chinese Plywood Harms Industry

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XIII, Issue XVI: Canadian Tribunal Finds That Chinese Plywood Harms Industry | U.S. Takes Antidumping Action Against China| ANSI Approves 2020 Updates To HP-1 & EF Standards | NEW: DHA Grading Workshops Offered Online Or In-Person | Pests Decimate Forests In U.S. & Canada

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NEW: DHA Grading Workshops Offered Online Or In-Person

New online grading workshops from Decorative Hardwoods Association will be available after Labor Day. There are four online sessions: Basics, Specifics, Standards, and Grades.

 

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