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Example of the standard Kiln Dried (KD) marking.
Example of the standard Kiln Dried (KD) marking.
August 2015
Europe
Canada Retains Market Access for Lumber in Europe

The draft European Standard EN14081-1 would have precluded Canadian lumber from being marked with the standard Kiln Dried (KD) marking, thereby affecting market access in Europe. Led by Canada Wood UK, and in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Development Canada, the National Lumber Grades Authority and the Standards Council of Canada, Canada’s views were put forward to the European Committee for Standardization and to the European Commission. In May 2015, the European Commission indicated that the revised European Standard would not include an exclusion of KD marking.