Premier Christy Clark has tasked Minister Steve Thomson with annual forestry trade missions to Asia to continue diversifying markets for B.C. wood exports. These annual missions are a cornerstone of the joint provincial-federal-industry market developments in Asia.
Nov. 27 Depart from Vancouver
Nov. 28 Tokyo
Dec. 1 Beijing
Dec. 3 Dalian
Dec. 4 Beijing
Dec. 7 Return to Vancouver
News Releases related to the Forestry Trade Mission to Asia:
Two more co-operation agreements signed in China - Dec. 05, 2015
The B.C. government’s ongoing efforts to develop international markets for the province’s forest product industry took another step forward, as Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson welcomed two more development agreements with two departments of the Shanghai Municipal Housing and Urban-Rural Development Administration Commission.
B.C. wood products in the spotlight in China - Dec. 04, 2015
In the bustling port city of Dalian, about 450 kilometres southeast of Beijing, British Columbia sometimes doesn’t seem all that far away. Delegates from the 2015 Forestry Asia Trade Mission experienced that feeling first-hand as they toured two factories where B.C. lumber is manufactured into products for the Chinese marketplace.
Renewed agreement advances wood use in China - Dec. 02, 2015
The Canadian and B.C. governments renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chinese National Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The memorandum is an important part of developing and growing markets for high-quality, sustainably produced Canadian wood products.
New BC Wood showroom and office launched in Tokyo - Dec. 01, 2015
The BC Wood Specialties Group (BC Wood), which promotes the use of British Columbian wood products internationally, has a brand-new office and showroom in the heart of Tokyo to highlight the quality of value-added wood products from British Columbia.
Japan’s largest-ever wood building now under construction - Nov. 30, 2015
Forestry trade mission delegates got a close-up look at how British Columbia’s wood product technology and building expertise is being used in a new elderly care facility in Tokyo, Japan.
Timber-frame house highlights hemlock’s strengths - Nov. 29, 2015
Heavy timbers made of high-quality British Columbian hemlock feature prominently in a spectacular wood frame home that Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson and 2015 Forestry Asia trade mission delegates visited in Tsukuba, Japan.
2015 Forestry Asia Trade Mission set for Japan and China - Nov. 19, 2015
Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson will be leading a delegation of over 30 senior executives from B.C.’s forest companies and associations to Japan and China from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, 2015.
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