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Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course


IWPA’s original due diligence training course was developed in partnership with the World Resources Institute utilizing U.S. Agency for International Development funding. The course provides attendees with a comprehensive analysis of the requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws relevant to trade in wood products  Learn More

 


 

IWPA World of Wood Annual Convention


 

 

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We look forward to seeing you next year on April 1-2 for the 64thd World of Wood Annual Convention in Savannah, GA.



 


IWPA Blog

Global Mindset in Global Sourcing will Preserve Future of Forests
March 21, 2019

Posted by Cindy Squires

Critical to protecting the future of forests is a global understanding of the role that sustainable harvesting of globally sourced wood products play addressing challenges such as poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, and food security. A thriving market for sustainable wood and wood products incentivizes stakeholders to implement forest management practices that protect the health and vitality of global forests for their own communities and for future generations. Read More

 

Start Planning for Word of Wood 2019
November 8, 2018

Posted by Cindy Squires

In our industry 2018 will go down as the year that the trade war between the U.S. and China began in earnest. With protectionist measures escalating on an almost weekly basis and global supply chains for all manner of wood products being forced to adjust, the 2019 World of Wood Annual Convention comes at an especially critical time. As the one event that brings together every sector of the North American imported wood products industry, participation at the World of Wood, which will take place April 3-5, 2019, at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains outside Tucson, Arizona, is more important than ever.  Read More

 

10% Trade Tariff Beginning Monday, September 24th

On September 17th the Trump Administration announced that it had finalized the list of approximately $200 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to additional 10% tariffs following its investigation of allegations of intellectual property violations and forced technology transfer under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Items included in the list (commonly referred to as "List 3"), including a wide variety of wood products, will be subject to an additional 10% tariff beginning Monday, September 24th. If no agreement is reached between the United States and China to de-escalate the trade tensions, the tariff rate will be raised to 25% on January 1, 2019.
 
In response to this action, IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires stated:
 
"These new tariffs represent higher taxes paid by the American people. Tariffs hurt U.S. consumers and put U.S. manufacturers that utilize imported wood products at a competitive disadvantage. It's time for the Administration and its counterparts in China to end the cycle of tit-for-tat escalations that harm both countries and negotiate a long-term deal that provides economic certainty to U.S. businesses."

 

Business Groups Join Forces with Ag to Push Back on Tariffs
September 13, 2018

Posted by Cindy Squires

There is no question it’s an interesting time to work in trade policy in North America. As readers of Import/Export Wood Purchasing News know, the Trump Administration recently announced a new trade deal with Mexico and at press time negotiations to include Canada are continuing around the clock. By the time this column is published we will know whether President Trump has chosen to impose new tariffs on the so-called “List 3” of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese goods which includes wood products. It’s all enough to make your head spin.  Read More

 

 

 

 

 

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