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Tai Jeong

Tai Jeong

Country Director, Canada Wood Korea

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Tai Jeong joined Canada Wood in 2006. Tai brings over 20 years of technical expertise in wood design and construction to the Canada Wood team. Tai is an accomplished building professional, having worked as an architect for 15 years, and is a registered contractor. In his time away from the office, he enjoys singing and sports.

Summary of Korean Lumber Shipments

BC softwood lumber export volume to South Korea in 2018 decreased by 18.5% to 205,228 cubic metres as compared to 251,992 cubic metres in 2017.
Several reasons contribute to this downward trajectory. First, BC Coastal shipments continue to… more

Korea Economy Update

South Korea’s economy grew 2.7% in 2018, marking a six-year low amid sluggish investments, but its gross national income per capita, a gauge of the population’s purchasing power, exceeded the $30,000 mark for the first time – be… more

MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea.
On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, they witnessed the… more

South Korea Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

South Korea’s economy is expected to lose steam slightly in 2019 due to weakening exports and sluggish investment, coupled with the tepid domestic demand. South Korea’s GDP in 2019 is expected to grow 2.6% which is a slight drop from… more