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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.

Greg Hoing Leaving Canada Wood

Deputy Managing Director of Canada Wood’s China operations Greg Hoing last week tendered his resignation, effective the end of April.   Greg will be moving on to work for Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in a management capacity as that firm… more

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Renewal of Federal Funding

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget on March 29th included a welcome renewal of $105 million over two years for programs related to expanding market opportunities.  The new Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMOP) rolls up… more

Japan Faces an Uncertain Future

I returned this week from several days in Tokyo.  My previous trip was traumatic having been swept up in the March 11th quake and tsunami disaster.  The impressive stoicism and resilience of Japanese society is still very much in… more

India — the Illusive Market

Recently Brian Zak (CWG phytosanitary & market access rep) and I visited India.  Our primary objective was to expedite the resolution of troublesome plant health and access barriers which were impeding the port clearance of some… more