China Displeased Over US Actions Against Hardwood Plywood Products

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday [14 November 2017] expressed strong discontent over a U.S. trade remedy ruling against hardwood plywood products imported from China. Describing the action and ruling as “unreasonable,” the MOC urged the United States to implement the consensus reached between leaders of the two countries and properly manage differences through

China Approves Hardwood Imports from Virginia and South Carolina

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: PilotOnline.com Sep 2013 Key point Pine and other softwoods are still banned due the risks associated with pinewood nematode.

China Looks to Hardwood Imports to Realize Construction of “Green” Buildings

The Chinese government also plans to build 1 billion square meters of “green” buildings between 2011 and 2015, and to ensure that eco-friendly buildings account for 20 percent of all the new urban buildings by 2015. United States-based hardwood exporters are boosting their growth in China’s furniture, decoration and eco-friendly building material markets as the