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EBPA to Lead Trade Mission for US Softwood Lumber Exporters to China

US lumber exporters are invited to join this results-oriented trade mission that connects US suppliers with Chinese buyers.  Companies will participate in small group meetings, roundtable discussions with buyers, wholesale yard visits, and receptions with importers and manufacturers. 

Participants will come away from this mission with pre-qualified business contacts and an improved understanding about the current market for US softwood lumber.

· Since 2009, the US-China Build Program activities have helped facilitate the sale of $477 million in reported US exports. 

· Companies consistently report a number of short term sales and long term customers as a result of contacts made during the mission.  Tianjin, Qingdao, and Taicang/Shanghai are the top three leading port districts for softwood lumber imports and home to a large number of importers, manufacturers, and wholesale centers.

Evening receptions in the three cities welcome Chinese attendees and provide a relaxed atmosphere for mission participants to meet with local importers. 

Date: November 12-16, 2018
Cities: Tianjin, Qingdao and Taicang, China 

EBPA's Leads US Tour for Seven Chinese Softwood Lumber Buyers 

During the week of March 6-14, 2018, EBPA led a group of seven Chinese lumber buyers on a tour to Savannah, GA and Portland, OR. 

During the week, the group visited mills, wholesalers, and preservative treaters and toured construction sites to learn about quality control, products, and applications.  The group also participated in receptions in Portland and Savannah where they met with EBPA members and other suppliers.  These missions have been an annual EBPA event since 2015 and they have resulted in over $4 million in reported sales.   

EBPA-Member, Pac-Rim Building Products Expands Seattle-Tacoma Area Transload Services

Pac-Rim Building Products, an EBPA member since 1993, has steadily expanded its transload business for lumber and pulses suppliers.  What started out as a side business of a few hundred containers in 1996 has now grown to a business that handles over 3,500 containers annually. 

Centrally located between Tacoma (21 miles) and Seattle (13 miles), the company is situated to be able to quickly deliver to either port. Pac-Rim's three and a half acre fenced outside storage and secure indoor warehouse, and experienced staff are well equipped to handle a large volume of transload business. 

For more information about Pac-Rim, visit their company page here.