Forestry Asia Trade Mission delegates viewed first-hand how British Columbia wood products are contributing to the socio-economic recovery of Japan’s Tohoku region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
A mix of 250 importers, distributors, builders, developers, designers and architects were on hand as Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson welcomed delegates to the second-annual Sino-Canada Wood Conference in Shanghai.
The 2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission has come to an end following three stops in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.
Canadian and provincial government representatives and delegates from the Canadian forest sector met today with China’s State Forestry Administration and Chinese industry officials to advance discussion around sustainable forest management practices during the China-Canada Roundtable on Illegal Logging in Beijing.
Forestry Asia Trade Mission delegates have a better understanding of trends, priorities and Japanese market opportunities for British Columbia wood products after touring a six-storey, 2x4 demonstration project and two-storey cross-laminated timber test house in Tsukuba, Japan, just outside Tokyo.
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