EBPA Members have access to a wide array of international trade promotion programs and activities to aid in the marketing of building materials products and construction services to strategic export markets.  Trade missions, trade shows and foreign language directories and newspapers are just a few of the opportunities available to US building products manufacturers and exporters through EBPA.

For more information about upcoming events see the web links below or contact EBPA at (253) 396-0131, or e-mail evgreen@ep.org.

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EBPA Programs & Activities

Fall 2017 US Lumber Mission to China
11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017 - Shanghai, Taicang, Chengdu, and Chongqing
Registration Deadline : 09/07/2017

US lumber exporters are invited to join this results-oriented trade mission that connects US suppliers with Chinese buyers. Companies will participate in small group meetings, roundtable discussions with buyers, wholesale yard visits, and receptions with importers and manufacturers.

Participants will come away from this mission with pre-qualified business contacts and an improved understanding about the current market for US softwood lumber.

2017 Japan Living & Design Show
10/11/2017 - 10/13/2017 - Osaka, Japan
Registration Deadline : 06/30/2017
LIVING & DESIGN is highly rated by past US and international participants as an excellent venue to meet new, highly qualified, prospective customers. This show is focused on attracting construction and design professionals and it attracts large numbers of builders, remodelers, architects, interior designers, importers, wholesalers, and distributors.
Japan Fall 2017 Building Materials Trade Mission
10/09/2017 - 10/13/2017 - Kanazawa, Nagoya, and Osaka
Registration Deadline : 08/04/2017

Join EBPA, the US Department of Commerce, and the Foreign Agricultural Service for this proven sales tool. During this week of seminars, receptions, site visits, and meetings with importers and builders, US companies will be featured in seminars and table top display shows.

EBPA Annual Meeting Luncheon
06/01/2017 - 06/01/2017 - Anthony's Home Port, Des Moines, WA
Registration Deadline : 05/26/2017


Please join us for the EBPA Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  This well-attended event is an excellent way to meet new business contacts and learn about domestic and international market developments.  The meeting includes a social hour, presentation, and lunch.  Attendees include manufacturers, wholesalers, exporters, trans-loaders, and service providers. 

EBPA is pleased to feature Steve Balaski, business development manager for the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a newly-formed marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, as our speaker for this year’s luncheon.

2017 Spring Japan Building Materials Mission
05/15/2017 - 05/19/2017 - Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Hiroshima
Registration Deadline : 03/10/2017

EBPA has organized this trade mission and seminar series for over 15 years. Over 274 seminars featuring US suppliers have been held across Japan and have resulted in over $200 million in reported sales.

Join EBPA and the State of Washington for another successful mission and proven sales tool.

Softwood Lumber Buyers' Inbound Mission
03/01/2017 - 03/08/2017 - Portland, OR & New Orleans, LA
Registration Deadline : 12/15/2016

Lumber importers and remanufacturers from China and S.E. Asia are invited to join the Evergreen Building Products Association, the Southern Forest Products Association, and the Softwood Export Council for a one week tour that will provide a greater level of understanding about U.S softwood lumber, grades and grading, treating processes and environmentally friendly treating chemicals, and interior, structural, and outdoor applications.

Japan Remodeling & Building Materials Webinar
02/01/2017 - 02/01/2017

Join EBPA for this free webinar about Japan's growing remodeling market and opportunities for US building materials.

Speakers will present information about Japan government policies to stimulate home remodeling, specific products in demand, and various types of remodeling companies that have emerged.