The Chinese government has lifted its trade ban on hardwood logs exported from Virginia and South Carolina, the Virginia Port Authority announced recently. The lifting of the ban takes effect on Sunday [15 September 2013]…Full-text article: Sep 2013

Key point

  • Pine and other softwoods are still banned due the risks associated with pinewood nematode.

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  • According to a July 2013 article. In 2011, China accounted for 38% (~US$602 million) of U.S. hardwood exports

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