The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has issued a statement regarding the President’s recent decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods. Many of these products are used by those in the fenestration industry.

“NLBMDA disagrees with the latest round of tariffs that will only further increase the cost of residential construction,” says Jonathan Paine, president and CEO of NLBMDA. “Every effort should be made to deescalate the trade dispute and work to resolve differences between the two countries.”

The tariff decision comes after previous antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) of 20 percent for most Canadian softwood lumber producers, and 25 percent steel tariff and 10 percent aluminum tariff on products imported from other various countries.

NLBMDA has submitted written comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing the recent tariffs, and has joined the newly formed Americans for Free Trade coalition.

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