Strengthening the commercial forestry relationships between Australia and China

Strengthening the commercial forestry relationships between Australia and China

Although the forest industries in China and Australia are considerably different in their scale and
stage of development, the two naturally fit together at the present time. China’s wood processing
sectors are resource constrained, while Australia could competitively supply raw materials and
finished products into the Chinese market. Exporting Australian wood products to China, particularly
hardwood eucalypt resources and a range of softwood timber products that could replace the use of
traditional sawntimber products, could open up new distribution networks for Australian suppliers.
Chinese companies importing and exporting timber products also see an opportunity to work with the
Australian companies on the basis of opening up new markets in Australia.