We are pleased to announce that the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle will be organizing a coffee break and market briefing featuring our the Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officer/Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, Mr. Joe Kaesshaefer.
The US is Australia's fifth leading wood products supplier (following New Zealand, China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, respectively), with Australia importing $99 million in wood products from the US in 2013. Leading product categories include softwood plywood, fabricated structural members, and windows. All of these product categories has continually increased, due to strong demand in Australia's housing market. While a small market, imports of prefabricated housing reached $506,000 in 2013