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Headline of  the Latest Issue

A Plan for Clean Wood Law compiled by 3 Ministries

 

“The Law regarding Distribution and Promotion of Use of Legally-Logged Wood and the Like (The Clean Wood Law)” is to come into force on May 20, in order to drive illegally-logged wood away. A plan for its operation, which the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism made, was approved by the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee for forestry policies at the Liberal Democratic Party and released on February 21.

 

Industrial Topics
Wholesalers' Market Prices
(lumber & logs 1,000 yen / cbm; plywood 1,000 yen / sheet; CP 1,000 yen /piece)
item price(JPY)
Hem, baby square (imported) KD(S4S) 105mm x 105mm 49
Whitewood, kudabashira (CP) 5-ply 2.25
JRC-Kyushu, baby square for post KD 4m

55

DF, hirakaku, KD, bundle (home sawn) 71
Whitewood, stud (mabashira, imported) KD 63
Lauan structural plywood (imported) JAS, F4-star 1.31
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (12mm) JAS, F4-star 1.14
Softwood structural plywood, Type I (24mm) JAS, F4-star 2.38
CP=connective post
December 2016 /source: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association
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