The China National Furniture Association and the Canada Wood Group successfully held an online signing of a MOU covering a wide range of activities. The ceremony was led by President Xu Xiangnan of CNFA and President Bruce St. John of CWG and witnessed by Rachael Bedlington of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.
China has become the second largest market for Canadian wood exports after the US and suppliers in Canada believe that China will continue to expand its timber imports. China has been moving towards higher quality and ecofriendly/green materials for furniture production which has created opportunities for cooperation.
The MOU will help Canadaian industry gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese furniture market and improve the use of Canadian wood in furniture production.
The Canada Wood Group has offered to support international publicity and expert exchange and bilateral visits.
In order to further strengthen the cooperation between the Chinese furniture industry and the Canadian timber industry and to have more extensive exchanges in trade, standards and technology, the two sides agreed to establish an information exchange mechanism, carry out various industrial activities and organise technical training.