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A Tokyo Tradition: Canada Wood Shipper’s Meetings

Hidehiko Fumoto

By Hidehiko Fumoto

Deputy Director and Manager Technical Services, Canada Wood Japan

July 5, 2019

COFI shippers got together at Canada Wood Tokyo office on June 19th to review recent market access and market development topics.  Canada Wood Tokyo Office hosts these shipper’s meetings approximately 4 times a year for Tokyo based shippers and Canadian Embassy staff.  The agenda on June 19th meeting included the JAS lumber subsidy program, Norway Spruce graded to JAS 600 SPF, and Building Standard Law amendment on fire regulations.  Canadian industry representatives advised their feedback on market access issues as well as other Canada Wood market development initiatives. The shipper’s meetings serve as an important information exchange to ensure alignment between industry priorities and Canada Wood in market activities.