Posts Tagged ‘ NAFTA ’

Canada to Challenge US Lumber Duties

Aug 11th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the final results of the third administrative review for its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders regarding certain softwood lumber products from Canada. While the duty rates will decline by more than 9%, Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, says the […]

Mexico Faces New Tariff on All Goods

Jun 3rd, 2019

In a move to halt illegal immigration, President Trump has said that the U.S. will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico, beginning June 10. In a tweet last Thursday, the president threatened to increase that tariff rate gradually until “the illegal immigration problem is remedied, at which time […]

U.S. Deal with Canada and Mexico Lifts Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

May 20th, 2019

A week after announcing increases to tariffs levied against China, U.S. officials eased the pain for door and window manufacturers drawing on North American markets by lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. That relief comes via an amended North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which manufacturers suggest will lessen the burdens on […]

NLBMDA Releases Statement on USMCA Agreement

Dec 4th, 2018

Following the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the G20 Summit, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released the following statement: “NLBMDA is pleased that the U.S., Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement and are moving forward to update NAFTA,” says NLBMDA president and CEO […]

NAFTA Renegotiated but Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Remain

Oct 2nd, 2018

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have come to an agreement on trade after months of renegotiating the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, however, were not resolved. The updated trade deal, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), must undergo a 60-day review period in Congress before the President can […]

Canadian Fenestration Organizations Ask Government to Negotiate Trade

Sep 5th, 2018

It is a critical time for the fenestration industry as trade negotiations continue between the U.S. and Canada. The tariffs imposed by both the American Government and the Canadian Government have increased the cost of building supplies, and Canadian industries are feeling the effects. In a recent letter to Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign […]

WDMA Speaks Out On The Trade Deal Between The U.S. And Mexico

Aug 29th, 2018

On Monday the President announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be updated to reflect a modernized trade agreement. This comes in the form of a new agreement between the United States and Mexico. This new agreement is a sigh of relief for many small and medium sized businesses, and the updated […]

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