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July 20, 2020

Canada log export to Japan plunge, possible TPP violation

Canada log export to Japan plunge, possible TPP violation
Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership designed to ensure stable supply, raising concerns of a possible first violation of the regional trade pact.  Shipments fell 77% on the year in the January-May period to 97,380 sq. meters, according to the Japan Lumber Importers' Association. No logs were shipped at all in April, and May's figure was just 5% of the level a year earlier.    Japan relies on other countries for over 60% of its wood products. Last ...

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