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Gaku Sato

Forest Products Department-Paper Material Section



Sep 2016, Graduated from Waseda University of School of Commerce.

April 2017, Joined Paper Material Sect. Sojitz Corporation.

Until now, dispatched to Sojitz’s subsidiaries named Vijachip Corporation(located at Da Nang, Vung Ang, & Cai Lan, Vietnam) many times and in charge of woodchip sales to Japanese and Asian market.

Sojitz has been the leading company of woodchips trading in Vietnam since we built VIJACHIP Da Nang in 1993.


Outlook for Vietnam woodchip supply

Day 1

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020

Vietnam accounted for 43% of all hardwood chip imports in Asia in the first seven months of 2019, with exports surging from 2.2 million BDMT in 2008 to 10.4 million BDMT in 2018, and to a new record of around 11.5 million BDMT (estimated) in 2019. Sojitz/VijaChip has long been one of the major woodchip suppliers from Vietnam, and this presentation will include their views on future woodchip supply potential from this key country.