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Canada, South Korea to re-open FTA talks

It was reported by a Korean news agency that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed to resume FTA talks within the year during the bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in… more

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Korea Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s GDP grew a modest 2.8% on-year in the first quarter of 2012 helped by a 10.3% rise in facility investment and a 1% increase in consumption gains.
South Korea’s exports grew at a slower pace due to… more

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Japan Economy & Housing

A variety of recent economic indicators are showing expansion in Japan’s economy. Nominal annualized GDP grew a surprising 4.9% in the January to March quarter. In April exports grew 7.9%, industrial production rose 12.9%, machinery… more

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Truss Fabricator Activity in Japan

The Japan Wood Truss Council (JWTC) held its 11th annual general meeting on June 14th at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo with twenty-nine persons attending. The council is made up of 15 regular and 5 associate member companies that have… more

Take a panoramic 3D tour today!

Check out a panoramic 3D tour that offers a touring experience of 5 wood frame demo projects in China. Tour the “Xiang E Elementary School” “Mianyang Special Education School” “Beichuan Elderly Care… more

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Korea Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Code & Standard Development
1. Development of New KS Treatment Standard:
CWK and CWG (Paul Newman) held a RTD meeting with local treated wood industry and Wood Committee on May 16, 2012 at CWK office to hear from Prof…. more

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China Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Codes & Standards Development (Helen Guo & Haiyan Zhang)
1.     Adoption of Canadian timber products into GB5 system
As the follow-up work of the Hangzhou meeting, Chun and Helen drafted a technical document to… more

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Japan Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Market Development
Web Seminars
One more web seminar was successfully completed on May 8th, with 63 persons logging on to COFI’s virtual web portal site in Japan to participate in the two hour live session or to review the taped… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Beyond the hype of the high yen leading to a hollowing out of corporate Japan, if 2011 corporate earnings are any indicator, Japanese companies are proving to be remarkably resilient. Despite the impacts of the Great Eastern Japan… more

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Pinggu Resort Houses

Ruitao Group, the developer of the “warm” villa project in Pinggu, near Beijing, has finished their first 220 houses in this resort housing project with success. The Chinese customers’ acceptance to this kind of structure has… more

The Russians are Coming

A large delegation from Russia’s Association of Wood Housing toured China on a fact-finding mission in May. The delegation was led by Director General Chernykh Alexandr Grigorievitch
from St Petersburg.
Canada Wood was not able to… more

China Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

China Economy:
A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released 20th of May, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain… more