U.S. softwood lumber duties “unjust”: OFIA

A Toronto-based forestry group is calling on the federal government to support the country’s forestry industry in the wake of newly-imposed U.S. sanctions on softwood lumber exports. On Monday, the U.S. Commerce Department announced duties of up to 24 per cent on softwood lumber imports from Canada, alleging the Canadian...

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U.S. imposes preliminary duties up to 24% on ‘subsidized’ Canadian softwood lumber

Canada’s forest industry felt the slap of the countervailing duties they were bracing for late Monday, with confirmation out of Washington that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation has once again concluded that softwood lumber imports are unfairly subsidized. Canadian lumber imports are expected to face new duties ranging from three to...

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  • Various firms seek different solutions in softwood showdown

    Tension surrounding the latest softwood lumber showdown between Canada and the United States is not just limited to the lumber industries in the two nations. As Canada’s lumber companies brace for the expected announcement Tuesday of new import tariffs on Canadian softwood heading into the United States, internal battles within...

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Winter #1 2017 Vol.21 #1

Winter #1 2017 Vol.21 #1

February 22, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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