Friday, March 18, 2016

Canadian Forests and Japan.

Japan is a priority market for the export-oriented agricultural and forestry sectors. Last year, Alberta agri-food exports to Japan totaled $1.2 billion, with forestry product exports adding another $290 million.

And we are talking about climate change.
Alberta Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, “It’s my first trade mission, so I’m pretty open whatever might happen out of it,” he says, “but if we can get any kind of agreement or trade deal that can expand our lumber or agriculture in Japan I would count it as a success.”

Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI) is an integrated forest products company.

DMI manages about 2.9 million hectares of public forestland in Alberta under a Forest Management Agreement (FMA) signed with province of Alberta.  A Detailed Forest Management plan forecasts harvesting operations for a period of 20 years into the future and is updated every 10 years.