One of the largest trade delegations to ever visit Missoula [western Montana] will arrive Friday [March 15, 2013] evening to begin what state leaders hope is a shopping spree in Montana wood products and a new market for Asian buyers. Comprised of Chinese and Korean companies, the delegation spent Thursday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, at the Small Log Conference, hosted by the Forest Business Network…Full-text article: The Missoulian Mar 2013

Key points

  • The delegation, which included Shanghai Anresion Wood Industry Co., the Chongqing Zhongnuo Timber Development Co. and the Tae Won Lumber Co., were interested in procuring dimensional lumber, pine and softwoods for paneling, and architectural lumber
  • Montana is being viewed as a potential timber supplier due in part to increased Russian tariffs and new Chinese logging restrictions

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