Companies of the Russian timber industry complex took part in a business mission organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, which was held from November 20 to 22 in Japan.
The business program aimed at strengthening mutually beneficial partnership and exchange of experience in the field of wooden housing, included 13 events.
Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, as well as profile associations and companies: the Wooden House Building Association, LLC Lesozavodskiy LPK, LLC Segezha Group, LLC STOD (Ultralam TM), LLC Vitim-Les, LLC Latat and ULK Group of Companies LLC (RusTimber TM).
Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia discussed issues of cooperation between countries in the field of forest industry and state regulation during a business visit to the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Japan and at a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.
Russian companies visited one of Japan’s largest construction exhibitions, the Japan Home & Building Show in Tokyo, bringing together over 500 exhibitors, as well as the TVK Housing Plaza exhibition in Yokohama, where 35 leading Japanese companies presented 61 modern model houses.
In addition, the participants in the business mission examined the model of the Smart Healthy Home Smart Welness House in Tsurumi. Smart Wellness House is a realized concept of a residential building, in the construction of which wood is widely used (wood building materials, windows, doors, floor coverings). The house is made with the use of energy-saving materials and has a high degree of tightness and thermal insulation.
The business program also included a meeting with the trading company Tairiku – Trading Co. Ltd. and a discussion with Japan Plywood Inspection Corporation (JPIC) on Japanese agricultural standards JAS. The association is engaged in certification of glued products (plywood, LVL, glued laminated timber).
Also, the Russians held a meeting with one of the leading Japanese construction companies – SUMITOMO FORESTRY Co. Ltd., which by 2041 plans to build the world’s highest 70-story wooden skyscraper.
Today, Japan is among the top three countries leading in the import of products of the Russian timber industry. At the end of 2017, exports of wood products to Japan amounted to $ 504.8 million, which is 23% more than in 2016.