Activity Summary

The Activity Summary

This brief summary of CINTRAFOR activities highlight the issues that are impacting the forest products industry's competitiveness; including trade policies such as the Canada/US Softwood Lumber Agreement, China's new housing policies, China's selective banning of timber harvesting, Japan's request for emergency Safeguard measures under the World Trade Organization (WTO) prompted by a surge in imports, and domestic pressures that environmental concerns have placed on forest resources, the international economic climate, and the technology transfer of wood frame construction.

Ivan Eastin, Director