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Canada Wood China hosted Shipper’s meeting in Shanghai

On May 14th, Canada Wood China (CW China) hosted a Lumber Shipper’s Meeting in Shanghai to update industry stakeholders on 2020-2021 program priorities, and to discuss recent trends in the lumber industry in China. Eric Wong, Managing… more

MOU Signing with the China Real Estate Association

On May 15th, 2020, Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) and Canada Wood (CW) signed a three-party MOU with the China Real Estate Association (CREA). The signing was arranged online with representatives of each organization participating… more

Wood Infill Wall System Creating Opportunity in Seoul

Canada Wood Korea kicks off the technical supports on Sokcho Training Center and Apartment demonstration project. This demo project will showcase the hybrid solutions using wood infill wall and NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber) systems that… more

Wood in Manufacturing—Capacity Building

Three key markets have a strategic focus on wood in manufacturing (WIM): India, China and Vietnam. The WIM strategy targets high potential end-use segments, such as indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturing, interior finishing products… more

China Economy Update

China Economic Update 2020 Q1

China’s economy recorded the first contraction in decades in the first quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 outbreak shut down large parts of the world’s second-largest economy and dimmed the global outlook. China’s Gross Domestic Product… more

South Korea Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

South Korea has experienced one of the worst scenarios outside China at the onset of the outbreak. Still, thanks to the strong leadership, extensive quarantine measures, fast testing capability and elaborate contact tracing, the country… more

China Market: Policy Briefing Infographic April 2020

This China Policy Briefing infographic is developed by FII(Forestry Innovations Investment) China to provide an update to Canadian stakeholders on China’s current economic situation, policies and government directions relating wood,… more

Nail Plate Truss Use Increasing in Post & Beam

In an encouraging trend, we have seen an increase in nail plate truss use in post and beam non-residential construction in Japan. On a recent trip to Hokkaido, Tokyo based staff had the opportunity to visit two post beam buildings with a… more

COFI Japan Renews JAS ROCB Status

Dated March 2nd, 2020, Canada Wood/COFI(Council of Forest Industries) Japan renewed our status as a Registered Overseas Certifying Body (ROCB) under the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) accreditation system supervised by the Ministry… more

Corona Virus Japan Update

As of late March, Japan had a total of 1,905 cases of the Corona Virus – including 712 cases from the Diamond Princess cruise liner. The nation recorded 53 related deaths thus far. Currently, there are 15 clusters of patients nationwide:… more