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Attention Exporters: Mexico Steps Up Phytosanitary Regulations

Mexico has recently stepped-up enforcement of its phytosanitary regulations, which has caused much confusion.  According to APHIS, the following interim measures have been agreed upon between the USDA APHIS and the SEMARNAT (Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) until a Work Plan is signed. Lumber shipments travelling under SEMARNAT import permits, issued prior to July 2, 2013 will be allowed entry based on current regulations, regardless of arrival date. ... Read More
Posted by David George at Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 3 comments
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Dongguan Tianrun Represents at the first Chinese ITS Summer Course hosted at NHLA Headquarters

Rich Hascher, NHLA Inspector Training School Instructor, addresses the early arrivals from Dongguan Tianrun International Wood Co., Ltd. attending the first ever Chinese Inspector Training School course at NHLA. Other members yet to arrive suffered flight delays while traveling to the US but are set to arrive later this evening. NHLA is thankful to the partner members from China who are attending this course and hope the best for attendees still in transit. Read More
Posted by David George at Monday, July 15, 2013 | 1 comments
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Insurers ILM and PLM to Join Forces

Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company and Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company announced on July 10, 2013 that they have executed agreements to affiliate their respective companies. Once effective, the affiliation will result in common management, shared services and pooled reinsurance. The headquarters of the newly affiliated group will be in Philadelphia, Penn. with significant operations to be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. John F. Wolf, who currently serves as President... Read More
Posted by Renee Hornsby at Thursday, July 11, 2013 | 0 comments
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