Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction
US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.
US appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body it rendered inoperative
It has collected almost $3 billion in illegal duties from Canadian softwood producers.
Record high lumber, panel prices drive up Alberta stumpage fees
They’ve nearly doubled to $67.31 in September, from $36.56 per cubic metre in August.
Trudeau vows Canada won’t back down in softwood dispute with US
Duties imposed in 2017 claiming Canada’s regulated forestry industry amounts to an unfair subsidy for producers.
Canadians cheer, US denounces WTO decision on softwood lumber
Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission declared wrong in 2017 when they imposed countervailing duties.
Canfor cuts lumber production and capital spending due to COVID 19
Will be down about $100 million across lumber operations compared with 2019.
Canfor board recommends shareholders accept Pattison offer
Great Pacific Capital already owns a roughly 51% interest in the forest products company.
West Fraser Timber records Q3 loss of $45M on lower production
Closed its Chasm, BC, lumber mill and eliminated the third production shift at its 100 Mile House, BC, operations.
Shift reductions coming to Tolko plants in BC as market remains volatile
More than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.
West Fraser announces additional permanent production cuts in BC
CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.
Canfor cutting lumber production as supply and price issues continue
Will reduce production output by approximately 100 million board feet spread across its BC mills.
Interfor ships more lumber from Canada after China tariffs on US
Ramp up despite shipping costs that are roughly 50% higher than from American points in the south.
Conifex sawmill workers get two breaks amid higher log costs, duties
Company requires a 15% cut in lumber production for the quarter.
Interfor cutting back BC Interior production as lumber prices plunge
Vancouver-based company said the scale-back is a temporary measure.
BC Premier John Horgan blasts protectionism of Trump administration
US demand for lumber has pushed up prices for Canadian products; US home builders are bearing the costs of softwood tariffs.
CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer
Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.
Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets
An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.
One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing fine
Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.
WTO creates two dispute settlement panels to review US softwood lumber duties
One will cover the Canadian dispute, the other US use of differential pricing in its anti-dumping determinations.
Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20% in March amid railway woes
Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.
Softwood dispute redux – it’s time to secure new lumber markets
Victory in the latest trade battle will only be secured if Canada uses all of the weapons in its arsenal.