5 th National Wood Tradition New Patterns in the American Market for Wood.

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5 th National Wood Convention New Trends in the American Market for Wood Presentation by: Tom Wilson President International Specialties, Inc. IWPA Board of Directors, IWPA Lumber Committee Chairman, IWPA Past President

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International Specialties, Inc . With over 35 years of involvement in the global wood and wood items exchange, we utilize our boundless experience and learning to match client\'s needs with maker\'s capacities. We outline and execute supply projects to answer clients\' needs. Offering Lumber, Plywood, and Solid Wood Components . SW-COC-910 ©1996 FSC Responsible Forest Management SPECIALIZING IN DIRECT MILL CONTAINER & TRUCK LOAD QUANTITY SHIPMENTS Tel: (901) 853-4620 Fax: (901) 221-0057 E: twilson16@aol.com www.intlspecialties.com

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About IWPA Profitability, Sustainability, Growth . The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) speaks to more than 200 organizations and relationship from 30 nations: U.S. Merchants Offshore Suppliers Shippers, Brokers, and so on. Supporting Forests - Sustaining Trade

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What do purchasers need? Legitimateness is an "absolute necessity", so is Genus and species Producer nations must offer confirmations to the exchange Growing interest for "Green" Value for their $$$

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Snapshot of Buyers\' Environment in U.S. Customer Confidence is low . Lodging Market!! Organizations have shed occupations , can\'t get credit. Instability and capriciousness

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U.S. Lodging Single biggest utilization of wood in the U.S.A. is the development of new homes. Development of single-family homes expanded in July for the fifth straight month, as per the National Association of Home Builders. New-home development is still 70 percent beneath the crest of the lodging market in 2006, yet up 37 percent from winter 2008.

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U.S. Renovating Remodeling –modest picks up in 2 nd quarter of 2009. Renovating Market Index developed from 34.5 to 38.1. (50 is target number)

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C cubed Credit Crunch Continues Nearly 2/3rds of single-family home manufacturers are reporting a serious absence of credit for lodging generation 63 percent of developers studied report credit accessibility declined in second quarter of 2009. Holding up to check whether government offers developed "ransom"

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U.S. Interest for Wood Products Cabinets : Down 32% from earlier year Hardwood Plywood imports: Down 35% Hardwood Lumber imports: Down 46%

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U.S. Flooring Imports from Peru (2005 – 2008)

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U.S. Lumber Imports from Peru (2004 – 2008)

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New Realities… Homes will be littler. End of the "McMansions" Less wood will be utilized More rivalry from options and wood composites "posturing" as exotics

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Opportunities for Growth Accent wood for redid crown forming, stair rails and cupboards. Exotics for decking is strong and developing Exotic deck is relied upon to increase lost ground

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Other Market Drivers Consumers are progressively going up against home repair and upkeep ventures all alone. A radical new crowd to instruct on tropical ranger service items and employments. Lowe\'s, Home Depot Inc. what\'s more, other Big-Box DIY stores will turn out to be more critical to imported wood deals as customers look for conservative "one quit shopping."

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How to develop the business sector? Exploit the Lacey Act & Peru FTA to brand Peru wood items as supportable and lawful. Market the pluses of hardwoods – shading, quality, strength, esteem. Set up sets of principles for acquisition rehearses

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Embrace Lacey Trade observes Lacey Marketplace now has complete affirmation that transported in items are lawful, mindful. Planners and creators can progressively indicate imported species and items. Increment/keep up imports piece of the pie in U.S.

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Get to realize what your business sector needs… National Wood Flooring Association Establishes prerequisite for imports from "high hazard" nations to finish the NWFA Verified Legal Origin program LEED "Green Building" just FSC Plywood must be low transmitting for formaldehyde (U.S. national standard in progress)

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Promote Truth, Not Fear Red-knobbed Hornbill Endangered species because of tropical deforestation U.S. organization failing to understand the situation… IT\'S MYSTERIOUSLY DIFFERENT. IT\'S INCREDIBLY EXCITING. IT\'S STRANGELY UNIQUE. Organization Tagline (site): While fascinating hardwoods may add riddle and dramatization to your living space, they additionally accompany a high ecological sticker price. Presently you can have the look of exotics without the blame… … [AND IT\'S TOTALLY GUILT-FREE] Responsibly fulfill the yearn for exotics with an interesting new item that is as ecologically well disposed as it is alluring..

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Strengthen Marketing Efforts Market Promotion of tropical wood as a ware. Instruction – Tackling hot catch issues: lawful exchange, SFM, CITES, advantages of wood IWPA\'s International Wood magazine demonstrates the assorted qualities of imported woods. Focused to engineers, specifiers , manufacturers, and the exchange. Dissemination more than 15,000 in the USA.

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www.iwpawood.org New Online Information on Lacey The United States Department of Agriculture has made a Website committed to giving the most recent data on execution of the new Lacey Act changes. Visit the new site here Popular Items Industry Trade Statistics First Half 2009 Posted IWPA Member Search California Air Resources Board (ARB)- Plywood Emissions Regulation : Resources & Updates  New List of CARB Certified Mills The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has discharged the underlying rundown of factories delivering CARB agreeable composite wood boards. Visit here for the rundown of guaranteed factories

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Key Takeaways U.S. business sector is in moderate recuperation U.S. purchasers are being solicited to demonstrate lawfulness from their imports Seize the chance to utilize media, association with IWPA, Websites, exchange missions and different intends to plug Peru wood items as "Green"

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World of Wood Convention World of Wood 2010 April 28-30, 2010 Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach, Miami www.iwpawood.org Connect, Save and Sell!

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World of Wood Convention ADEX Members: Special Registration: US$ 495 IWPA will advance your organization\'s participation when you enlist! … . Your Connection to the U.S. Market Convention enrollment opens November IWPA to impart subtle elements soon to ADEX

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Thank you Tom Wilson International Specialties, Inc. www.Intlspecialties.com twilson16@aol.com Attend World of Wood 2010 April 28-30, 2010 Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach, Miami www.iwpawood.org

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