Nov. 24 Depart from Vancouver
Nov. 25 Tokyo
Nov. 26 Sendai
Nov. 27 Tokyo
Nov. 29 Shanghai
Dec. 1 Beijing
Dec. 2 Nanjing
Dec. 3 Shanghai
News Releases related to the Forestry Trade Mission to Asia:
2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission heads to Japan, China - November 24, 2016
Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson is leading a delegation of more than 25 senior executives from B.C.’s forest companies and associations to Japan and China from Nov. 24 to Dec. 3, 2016.
Canada/U.S. softwood lumber negotiations - November 25, 2016
Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson released the following statement on the status of negotiations between Canada and the U.S. on softwood lumber and in response to the U.S. lumber industry filing its petition requesting the U.S. Government launch litigation against the Canadian and provincial governments and forest companies. He issued the statement while on the 2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission to expand markets for B.C. wood products in China and Japan.
British Columbia wood products’ contribution to reconstruction efforts in Japan - November 27, 2016
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.
New opportunities open up in Japan for building with wood - November 28, 2016
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.
Sino-Canada Wood Conference explores green building, recognizes competition winners - November 30, 2016
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.
China-Canada Roundtable on Illegal Logging - December 2, 2016
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.
Prefabricated wood project highlights final leg of Asia trade mission - December 3, 2016
The 2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission has come to an end following three stops in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.
Minister Thomson on US trade action: https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-thomson-statement-on-us-trade-action-november-24-2016
Minister Thomson on the importance of diverfisifed markets: https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-thomson-importance-of-diversified-markets-november-24-2016
Minister Thomson on building opportunities in Asia: https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-thomson-building-opportunities-in-asia-november-24-2016
Minister Thomson on Asia Trade Mission objectives: https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-thomson-asia-trade-mission-objectives-november-24-2016
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