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China Policy Briefing 2020 – Issue 1

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

KOREA BUILD Exihibition Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Korea Build, an interior, building and housing products exhibition was cancelled for the first time in its 35-year history over the COVID-19 outbreak. The trade fair has long been a key business platform where construction, architecture,… more

Removing Barriers for NLT Use in Japan

COFI has been working with the Japan 2×4 Home Builder’s Association to facilitate the spread of large-scale wooden buildings using Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) in horizontal diaphragms such as roof and floor structures.  This is… more

Software Design Course Ends in great Success.

On February 8, the 20th KWCA-WUC(Korea Wood Construction Association – Wood University Centre) Software Design Course sponsored by Canada Wood Korea was concluded. The course aims to present basic principles of strength of materials and… more

Trends and Revitalization of Wood Frame Construction

Korea Institute of Building Construction (KIC), in collaboration with Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and Canada Wood Korea, held a joint technical seminar on February 5, 2020. Over 150 professionals attended the seminar,… more

South Korea Economy and Housing Market Update for 2019

South Korea’s gross domestic product expanded only 2.01% year-on-year in 2019, mostly weighed down by the US-China trade dispute and Japan’s export restrictions. This was the slowest year-on-year growth since 2009, when the economy… more