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China wood products trade in 2017

17-08-2018
2017 figures, China wood products, U.S, trade war, tariffs

Figures from China Customs shows that total value of China’s wood products trade (imports and exports) in 2017 climbed 10 per cent to US$156.4 billion. The growth in wood products imports grew 21 per cent to US$ 52.6 billion, significantly higher than the growth in exports (1.3 per cent), reported Wood Week. The US is the main importer of …

Editor’s pickB.C. forest companies look to Asia

26-07-2018
British Columbia, lumber, value added wood products, BC Wood, two-by-four housing, Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, India

Despite the housing boom in the United States in the last few years driving up demand for British Columbia (B.C.) wood products, Asia remains a crucial market as Canada seeks to diversify its global market presence. Several industry officials have recently highlighted the potential in expanding existing markets like China and Japan, as well as …

Editor’s pickTo the power of one: Two heavyweights weigh in on the future of China

24-07-2018
HOMAG, Addie Kwan, HOMAG China Golden Field, Pekka Paasivaara, tapio, digitalisation,

HOMAG has undergone a corporate identity change, marking a clear signal to the market that represents the company’s new thinking: high quality, digital content and machines that can be connected to the IoT platform called tapio.  Addie Kwan: We are one family As long as civilisation exists, people will always need furniture. Since the …

Editor’s pickMore Chinese wood products added to Trump's future massive tariff list

24-07-2018
U.S.-China trade war, lumber, U.S. market, furniture, oak, beech, maple, ash, cherry, particleboard, various types of plywood, doors

As the trade war between U.S. and China heats up, U.S. President Donald Trump has listed more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. that may be subjected to new tariffs come end of August. The list is massive and includes industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, and wood products. If the list comes into effect, just …

Editor’s pickVietnam timber industry closely monitoring as U.S.-China trade war escalates

19-07-2018
U.S.-China trade war, Vietnam, impact, timber industry

As timber is not on the list of goods between the U.S. and China that are being taxed, Vietnamese businesses in this sector are not yet worried. But as trade tension escalates, more goods may continue to be taxed and Vietnam's timber industry is keeping a close watch. The trade war between the U.S. and China officially started on 6th July …

Editor’s pickNingbo Borcci commits to gaining reputation in the international market

18-07-2018
Ningbo wood, cabinets, wood manufacturing, Wood in China, wood operations, Biesse

In 2013, a phone call changed Liu Bin’s life. He was successful in the corporate world and about to open his own teahouse after quitting his previous job. Instead, he accepted a job offer from Borcci, a high-end cabinet brand under the Fotile Group, turning around the business and stemming its four-year loss. Liu Bin, General Manager of …

Editor’s pickAHEC 23rd SEA & GRCH Convention to be held in Xi'an

16-05-2018
Bell Tower, Xi'an, China

Xi'an Bell Tower by Lin Qiang/ Unsplash John Chan, regional director of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has announced details of the 23rd Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, China on 21st and 22nd June 2018 at the Westin Hotel, Xi’an. Xi’an is often called the …

Editor’s pickLIGNA Conference goes to China

09-05-2018
LIGNA, conference, China

Guangzhou skyline The LIGNA Conference is moving to Guangzhou to be held on 4 and 5 December in the run-up to the China Shunde International Woodworking Machinery Fair (Lunjiao), Foshan. The conference rides on the success of 2016’s conference and will, this year, cover "Integrated Woodworking – Customised Solutions", one of the key …