DHA® eNews - EU Pushes For Higher Quality Standards For Plywood

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XI, Issue VIII: Cabinet Manufacturers Continue Growth | U.S. Imports Of Wood Furniture Are Up - As Are China’s | EU Pushes For Higher Quality Standards For Plywood | Register Now For The Decorative Hardwoods 2018 Spring Conference On Kiawah Island
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Howlett Addresses Trade With China After AD/CVD Imposed

At PELICE in Atlanta, Decorative Hardwoods Association® president Kip Howlett discussed trends in international trade as a result of the successful AD/CVD case against Chinese hardwood plywood.

 

Fair Trade of Engineered Hardwoods with China: A Fairy Tale or Reality? (PDF)

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Plywood Producers Capture The Moment

Purwadi Soeprihanto, executive director of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), says that the trade dispute between China and the U.S. has benefitted the Indonesian timber sector.

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Expect Independent Third-Party Certification "Very Soon" In Myanmar

The Myanmar Forest Certification Committee will introduce independent third-party certification soon to support the EU's due diligence requirements for compliance with the EU Timber Regulation, to contribute to negotiations on VPA (the bilateral timber-trade agreement between the EU and Myanmar), and to ensure that MTLAS, the Myanmar timber legality assurance system, is robust enough to satisfy other export markets' requirements.

 

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U.S. Imports Of Wood Furniture Are Up - As Are China’s

U.S. imports of wood furniture grew to $1.69 billion in January, up 1% vs. January 2017. Imports from Indonesia and India grew as those from China and Malaysia slowed. China's furniture imports also grew; Chinese furniture products are predominantly low end.

 

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Slow start to year for US furniture and cabinet businesses

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