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Category: Asia

AHEC Announces Plans for 2016

Plans by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are now in place for the whole Asian region. The U.S. hardwood industry and the U.S. Department of Agriculture believe that the consumption of American hardwoods in Asia can be further increased by continuing to develop market promotion and related activities over the next few years. Their long term goal is to raise the profile of hardwoods from the vast sustainably managed forests of the USA among overseas manufacturers of furniture,... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments
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Increase in Hardwood Imports Signals Recovery

Sun Star CEBU-June 23, 2015- Liberty A. Pinili--PHILIPPINE imports of American hardwood jumped 100 percent in 2014, signalling improving prospects for the export furniture manufacturing industry in Cebu. Data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) reveal that total exports of hardwood lumber to the Philippines reached 1,731 cubic meters, valued at $1.2 million in 2014, a growth of almost 100 percent from 2013, which was only 867 cubic meters at $676,187. Highest in Asian ... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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APHIS Expands Quarantine Area For The Emerald Ash Borer

The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has added the entire state of Connecticut and Massachusetts and expanded the quarantine area in the state of Wisconsin for the Emerald Ash Borer. On February 9, APHIS added eight counties (Adams, Buffalo, Calumet, Juneau, Kewaunee, Manitowac, Oneida and Outagamie) and the Oneida Indian Reservation in Wisconsin to the EAB Regulated Area. On the same day, APHIS also announced the inclusion of the entire... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 0 comments
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