SFPA Websites
International Websites
  • Southern Pine Global

    Product Locator • Exporter Directory • Importer Purchase Inquiry • Publications

    Global Pine
  • American Softwoods

    American Softwoods is a promotional partnership formed by three major US softwood trade associations: the Southern Forest Products Association, the Softwood Export Council and the APA, the Engineered Wood Association.

    American Softwoods

Search our database of lumber manufacturers to find just the right products.


USA      International

SFPA Executive Director Presents at October BEC JTC Working Group Meeting

November 05, 2021

In late October, SFPA Executive Director Eric Gee participated in a two-day Building Experts Committee (BEC) Japan Technical Committee (JTC) Working Group meeting, hosted by the United States and coordinated by the US Embassy Office of Agricultural Affairs. October’s meeting was of particular significance as there has recently been an increase in interest in SYP, and an uptick in exports to Japan.

SPIB Senior Engineer Linda Brown, and SFPA Executive Director Eric Gee provided a joint presentation including information on dense SYP, grading, and production statistics. The information covered was specifically requested by the Japan Technical Committee. Although the presentation was given in English, it was simultaneously translated for the meeting’s 50 participants.

The BEC JTC Working Group meetings have taken place since 1990. The United States, Japan, and Canada developed the tri-lateral discussions to harmonize standards and facilitate trade between the countries.

Want to know more about this event?
The full presentation and list of participants are available to SFPA Members in Members Only.

Not an SFPA member?
Learn more about becoming a member of the Southern Forest Products Association here.

Return To Archive