The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will seek to double tariff rates on most Canadian softwood lumber, angering home builders.
u.s. lumber coalition
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has responded to a recent article from the U.S. Lumber Coalition, which attacked the NAHB's stance on lumber prices and import duties.
The U.S. Lumber Coalition, an alliance of large and small softwood lumber producers from around the U.S., says import duties on Canadian lumber have a near-zero impact on homebuyers.
WTO Panel Affirms U.S. Department of Commerce Antidumping Duty Measures Applying the Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber Products from Canada
By Bill Esler
The U.S. Lumber Coalition is 'deeply supportive' of Trump Administration and Congress's efforts to improve business opportunities under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. for a state dinner, a question top of mind for the lumber and forestry industry is whether a new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) will be negotiated.
The U.S. Lumber Coalition is seriously concerned by the recent announcement of log export policy changes in British Columbia (BC), particularly an increase in the "fee in lieu of domestic manufacturing" applied to many log exports that will take effect on March 1.
The British Columbia (BC) government has failed to implement the 2011 regular update to the so-called BC Market Pricing System (MPS) for timber in the BC Coast region in a timely manner.
The U.S. Lumber Coalition welcomes President Obama’s statement during the State of the Union address in which he underlined the Administration’s continued strong commitment to trade enforcement.