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Paul Newman

Paul Newman

Executive Director - Market Access and Trade, COFI Vancouver

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Paul Newman joined Canada Wood in 2003 and prior to that worked for COFI for 12 years. He also has experience working for a forest products firm and with the Canadian banking sector. Paul is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in wood science and Simon Fraser University in Business Administration. Paul is responsible for Canada Wood’s Asian programs. He enjoys gardening, outdoor pursuits and reading.

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Canada Wood Group Hires Second Representative in India

Canada Wood Group (CWG) announces the hiring of Mr. Raj Singh as Business Development Manager to be located in New Delhi, India.   Mr. Singh is the second industry representative attached to Canada Wood to be assigned to the BC Forestry… more

‘Tall Wood’ Code Options being Evaluated in China

In an interesting development, China’s Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) recently announced its intention to evaluate and draft within one year a ‘tall wood’ building code for loadbearing wood structures which… more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more

Director’s Message

China’s Fire Code
An important and significant initiative for Canada Wood over the last 8 years has been collaboration on the national fire code with relevant Chinese authorities.   China’s fire code GB50016 sets out the… more

Industry Mission to India Creates Positive Vibes

From Jan 28th to Feb 1st, an industry mission representing the BC Interior/Alberta, Eastern Canadian hardwood and BC Coast lumber; plywood/OSB; and the BC wholesale sectors journeyed to New Delhi to participate in a program of merchant and… more