Donaldson eager to expand partnerships with Asia during forestry trade mission

Minister and 40 others look to strengthen trade with China

It’s the biggest forestry trade mission BC has ever put together according to Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson. He along with forty other members are heading to Asia from December 5th to 14th to strengthen relations with China, Japan, and South Korea. The Stikine MLA believes building these partnerships across the pond is crucial especially since no deal is in place with the Americans. …“We have to diversify our markets and continue that trend of diversification so we’re not singularly beholden to the Americans for our export products in wood and this kind of trade mission enables us to just build relationships and sign memorandums of understanding.” …Three memorandums of understanding will be signed in China to advance the use of wood construction with government initiatives.
By Brendan Pawliw
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