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Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of NRCan, Holds Roundtable Discussion in Seoul

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

December 2, 2013

The Honorable Joe Oliver, Minster of Natural Resources Canada held a RTD with Korea wood industry representatives on October 14 during his mission to Korea

The Honorable Joe Oliver, Minster of Natural Resources Canada held a RTD with Korea wood industry representatives on October 14 during his mission to Korea

On the morning of October
14, 2013, the Honorable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources,
held a roundtable discussion with Korean wood construction industry’s
representatives consisting of the Korea Wood Construction Association,
builders, distributors and importers, architects, components manufactures,
academia and media, to kick off his mission in Korea. During the meeting the Minister Oliver expressed his concerns over the Korea lumber quality mark and standard for wood treating and listened to various opinions expressed by industry

Group photo of Korean wood industry representatives and the Hon. Joe Oliver.

Group photo of Korean wood industry representatives and the Hon. Joe Oliver.

participants ranging from cultural exchange, promoting wood culture, green building, training, wood construction market growth potential as well as the measures for the two major issues expressed by the minister.

After the minister’s departure, the discussion continued in order to take advantage of the gathering of major stakeholders and the presence of the Canadian Embassy trade commissioners to further discuss the issues affecting the Canadian wood products import to Korea in detail and to promote the use of wood and to forge collaboration among various participants and organizations to address the issues.