Japan's Wood Products Import and Forest Sector | SpringerLink


Japan Forest Technical Association. 1992. Forestry and forest industries in Japan . Japan Wood Products Information and Research Center.Google Scholar. Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization pp 337-344 | Cite as Japan’s Wood Products Import and Forest Sector Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 62) Over the last few decades, domestic timber has supplied a smaller portion of Japan’s wood consumption, which currently stands at approximately 110 million m3 per year. The country’s self-sufficiency in wood products has declined from almost 90% in 1960 to the current rate of slightly more than 20%. Domestic forestry and forest products industries have degraded because of competitiveness of imported products, high costs of harvesting and processing, and shortage of workers. On the other hand, imports of wood, predominantly in the form of logs, chips and other primary manufactured products, have grown from 6.3 million m3 in 1960 to 89.8 million m3 in 1996. The major suppliers have been traditionally the Pacific Northwest of the United States, British Columbia of Canada, Russian Far East, southeast Asian countries (mostly Malaysia and Indonesia), and Australia. Currently this supply structure is changing rapidly, as imports of logs from North America and Russia are declining, tropical hardwood sources are cut down, and imports of softwood products from new suppliers like New Zealand, Chile, and Nordic countries are increasing. At the same time, traditional as well as new suppliers are increasingly replacing logs and other primary manufactured products with processed value-added products. The overall trend of wood product imports has led to further declines in domestic wood industries, and this has yielded greater opportunities for foreign producers. In order to restore domestic forestry and forest products industries, the government has continually paid for a variety of programs including promotion of domestic wood consumption, subsidies for regional timber production, development and dissemination of new processing technologies, etc. In the early 1990s, the Forestry Agency announced a new initiative aimed at promotion of forestry activities under the name of “River Basin Forestry Management,” which followed introduction of three forestry laws to implement comprehensive measures for pursuing a collective effort and establishing links between forest owners (upstream) and the processing industry (downstream). However, the development of the new initiative will still depend on competitiveness of domestic plantation products against products processed internationally. Promotion programs at the regional level will require a better flow of market information and attainment of greater economic efficiency in harvesting, transport, and manufacturing.

Japan Wood Products Agreement (1990)


Japan Wood Products Agreement (1990) ... With a view towards further improving information about the building standards, rules and regulations and providing ... E N F O R C E M E N T   AND   C O M P L I A N C E Report a Foreign Trade Barrier Now! What is a Foreign Trade Barrier? Trade Agreements Compliance Program How We Help Eliminate Foreign Trade Barriers Review Foreign Technical Regulations Japan Wood Products Agreement (1990) I am pleased to inform you that the Government of Japan has decided to take measures to achieve substantial improvement in market access for wood products in Japan. These measures are set forth in the Attachment to this letter. In some instances, the implementation of these measures will require Diet approval. With the implementation of the measures outlined in the Attachment, it is the intent of our Government that the opportunities for the importation and use of wood products in Japan will be facilitated and improved. Moreover, these measures will be implemented in a manner that allows for the practical and economic construction of wood buildings. In addition, as described in the Attachment, my Government has decided to establish a process to examine the possibilities for further modification of the rules and regulations governing wood construction, while maintaining high levels of safety, with the aim of expanding the use of wood products in Japan. We look forward to working with your Government to identify products for which harmonization of standards would facilitate the trade and use of forest products in the future, in order to ensure that product standard issues are handled in such a manner as to facilitate trade in the future.

Japan Wood Products Export Association | IBS 2021


We, Japan Wood Products Export Association are Non-profitable organization who promote wooden products (including semi-products) of Japanese soft wood  ... Home Search 2019 Exhibitors Virtual Booth Japan Wood Products Export Association We, Japan Wood Products Export Association are Non-profitable organization who promote wooden products (including semi-products) of Japanese soft wood such as Cypresses and Cedar , wood shaft structure for housing construction with them, and our advanced processing technology of Japanese Soft Wood products to overseas. Domestic planted forests are maturing and ready for harvest.Thus various efforts have been made to bolster demand for wood. One avenue is increasing exports and the other is to use wood for applications that have never existed before. Please choose your role: Attendee or ExhibitorAttendee Exhibitor © 2020 NAHB International Builders' Show®

Japan: Import Regulations and Standards for Wood Products ...

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Influences on Japanese demand for wood products


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Report Name:Import Regulations and Standards for Wood Products

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