International Services

train stationAPA International Marketing Division

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The APA International Division has wide-ranging export promotion and market access programs that are supported by industry contributions and leveraged funding from the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, and, separately, Natural Resources Canada and Forestry Innovation Investment of British Columbia. The US program is led by Charles Barnes, who is based in the APA Taiwan Office, and includes shared offices in Mexico City, Panama City, Shanghai and Tokyo, plus consultants in Australia, Korea and the United Kingdom. The Canadian Program is led by Manager Scott Anderson of the APA Canadian OSB Program within the Canada Wood Office in Tokyo.

At right, this train station at a mountain resort in Taiwan uses glulam exported by APA-member Calvert Company.

Construction Workshop, Lima, Peru



Time-lapse construction of a wood-frame home in Lima, Peru, during the week of April 23, 2018. Materials include wood structural panels, I-joists, and southern yellow pine lumber. Sponsored by APA - The Engineered Wood Association, Southern Pine Council, and Simpson Strong-Tie.

International Staff Contacts

Charles Barnes, Director, International Marketing
7011 So. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466, USA
Cell: 425-802-280
APA Headquarters
7011 So. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98466, USA

APA Canadian OSB Japan Office
Scott Anderson, Program Manager
Tomoecho Annex-II 9F
3-8-27 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo 1050001, JAPAN
Phone: 81 3 5401 0537
Fax: 81 3 5401 0538

Natalie Thelen
APA Latin American Representative
Panama City, Panama
Cell: (971) 279-0833

Mark Chen
APA China Technical Representative and Marketing Representative
Chongqing, China
Phone: 86-23-6321-4200

Ahn Kyoung Ho
APA Korea Market Access Representative
Seoul, Korea
Phone: 822-722-3685

APAwood–Europe provides technical information for using North American engineered wood products in Europe.

The following are shared offices with the Softwood Export Council and Southern Forest Products Association. 

American Softwoods - Japan
Tomoko Igarashi, Director
Aios Toranomon 9F
1-6-12 Nishi Shinbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0003, JAPAN
Phone: 011-81-3-3501-2131
Fax: 011-81-3-3501-2138
Website: American Softwoods | Japan

American Softwoods—Mèxico
Fernanda Vale Garcia, Director
American Softwoods Mèxico
Torre Esmeralda II Blvd. Avila Camacho #36 Piso 10
Lomas de Chapultepec, Deleg. Miguel Hidalgo
C.P. 11100, Mèxico, D.F.
Phone: +52 (55) 41512107/08
Fax: 011-52-55-2623-1834
Website: American Softwoods | Mexico

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