Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson is leading a delegation of more than 25 senior executives from B.C.’s forest companies and associations to Japan and China from Nov. 24 to Dec. 3, 2016.

It is Thomson’s fifth trade mission to China and Japan as forests minister. China and Japan are respectively B.C.’s second- and third-largest markets for softwood lumber products.

Maintaining and expanding markets, including strengthening key Asian markets, supports the Province’s goal of a diverse, globally competitive industry, outlined in Strong Past, Bright Future: A Competiveness Agenda for B.C.’s Forest Sector.


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