BC’s forests minister says attempts to boost wood exports to Asia won’t likely come in the form of raw logs.
During an update on the current forestry trade mission to China and Japan this week, Doug Donaldson was asked what he’s heard from Chinese builders about the contentious issue of raw log exports from BC.
Donaldson says not much.
Coast Forest Products Association President Rick Jeffery says China has a ban on wood harvesting, but he says wood consumption is going up.
Jeffery says that means a great opportunity for BC lumber products, building systems, and advanced building materials that the industry is developing.