International

Last week, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of International Trade upheld Section 301 tariffs on China, rejecting a massive lawsuit filed on behalf of 3,600 importers, as Decorative Hardwoods Association reported. The Court found that the U.S. Trade Representative supplied the needed explanation to support imposing the tariffs. This means that the additional 25% tariffs
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I read with concern a recent story that featured perspectives from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ resource industry analyst Ben Parfitt. The author’s paraphrasing of and quotes from Mr. Parfitt provide false impressions about how BC’s forests have been managed and the needs of the forest products manufacturing sector. As per the article, “Parfitt
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Paper Excellence has issued a statement debunking claims from stories published recently linking it to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), which several environmental groups allege is responsible for deforestation. “Paper Excellence is separate and entirely independent from APP, which is controlled by other members of the Wijaya family,” the statement said. “There is no involvement
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Much of Canadian construction activity ties to extraction (or harvesting) of the nation’s resources. Canada has such an abundance of resources that, with respect to most commodities, domestic demand can be readily satisfied, leaving a great deal of scope for export sales. The difference between big export dollar volumes and low import dollar volumes makes
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Building more timber-framed homes could save Ireland “millions of tonnes” of carbon emissions compared to masonry construction, according to one leading industry body. Ibec’s Forestry Industries Ireland group said there is a growing demand for timber in Irish construction as the “environmental credentials” of wood for building is “increasingly recognised”. The Ibec group has highlighted
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