Posts Tagged ‘ Softwood Lumber ’

Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

May 25th, 2021

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]

Industry Groups Urge More Talks in Softwood Lumber Dispute

Jul 11th, 2018

The recent focus of international trade disputes has been on aluminum and steel tariffs, which are affecting the door and window industry. However, another long-simmering trade controversy, the softwood lumber dispute between the U.S. and Canada, is taking a toll on residential construction as the housing market continues to shake off the effects of the […]

ITC Confirms Tariffs Against Canadian Softwood Lumber

Dec 7th, 2017

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today that the U.S. lumber industry is materially injured by Canadian government subsidies of its softwood lumber industry. Voting 4-0 in favor of the U.S. lumber industry, the ITC ruling confirms a U.S. Department of Commerce determination that imports of softwood lumber from Canada are sold in […]

U.S. to Impose Softwood Lumber Tariffs on Canada

Nov 6th, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will impose average tariffs of around 20.8 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. “While I am disappointed that a negotiated agreement could not be made between domestic and Canadian softwood producers, the United States is committed to free, fair and reciprocal trade with Canada,” […]

Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Face More Tariffs

Jun 27th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced additional tariffs on four Canadian companies that export softwood lumber to the U.S. The move could raise the cost of building new homes in this country, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The duties, which will range from 4.59 to 7.72 percent, are being applied […]

Softwood Lumber Tariff Could Boost Homebuilding Costs

Apr 25th, 2017

The White House announced on Monday that it will seek a 20-percent tariff on softwood lumber imported from Canada. The decision has the potential to increase costs for home builders, as well as for manufacturers of moulding and millwork products. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) criticized the decision by the U.S. Department of […]

Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Up Seven Percent

Sep 29th, 2014

Softwood lumber global trade was up seven percent in the first half of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The increase in trade is due to a higher demand for wood products following the global recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in […]

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