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December 8, 2016

New WTO measures might affect China’s wood trade with the US, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea

New WTO measures might affect China’s wood trade with the US, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat has released bulletins which will affect trade with the United States, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea. The bulletins are number below.

G/TBT/N/USA/1195

G/TBT/N/MYS/70

G/TBT/N/MEX/306

G/TBT/N/MEX/319

G/TBT/N/KOR/685

These bulletins deal with a variety of issues including wood products standards, timber legality guarantee system and the standards of formaldehyde emissions.

It is possible that these new measures will affect China’s wood and wood products exports trade. In order to protect the national timber industry and reduce any possible negative effects of technological trade measures a meeting was held to discuss the implications of the new measures.

The meeting was held under the auspices of the International Inspection and Quarantine Standards and Technical Regulation Research Center which is part of the China National General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine.

The meeting was hosted by the Fujian Institute of Standardization and more than 20 experts and representatives of enterprises from Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shandong participated.

Around 10 suggestions and comments on the proposed regulations were prepared by the meeting because such technological trade measures could impact China’s wood products exports. Follow-up efforts will be made to fight against export barriers.

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