Seoul hosts the third Korea-Canada Forest Cooperative Committee Meeting
Korea and Canada expanded mutual cooperation in relation to forests on various topics including the design and installation of large-scale wood frame constructions (WFC), quality labeling on wooden products, joint research on forest fires, and increasing the legal trade of wood.
The Korea Forest Service held the third Korea-Canada Forest Cooperative Committee Meeting’ at the National Institute of Forest Science in Seoul on August 24 and proposed joint research relating to the said topics to John Kozij, Director General of the Policy, Economics and Industry Branch of the Canadian Forest Service.
This meeting, held in connection with the 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, provided a technical exchange on WFC with Canada, which has extensive experience with large-scale WFC. Also, Canada requested Korea to share WFC standards information and research activities and for future cooperation on joint research regarding quality labeling on wood products, as well as in the area of forest carbon.
In addition, both countries decided to continue working-level talks in order to share ideas about changes in forest policies.