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News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
February 5, 2020  

Lumber company shares rise on news the US intends to cut softwood duties

CIBC suggests average US duties would drop from about US$67 per thousand board feet to $30 based on current pricing levels.

News Construction Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2018  

Forestry companies fall as US housing stats show slowing demand

Signs of potential slowing come after a strong run for the industry.

News Forestry Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
July 17, 2017  

Lumber prices see ‘major jump’ after BC wildfires

Analysts say price hike is due partly to a limited supply as mills across the province shutdown due to the fires.

Feature Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
July 4, 2017  

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.

News Construction Forestry Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
June 13, 2017  

Canada and US still ‘very far apart’ on softwood lumber: Freeland

Levies on Canadian softwood sent to the US currently range from three to 24%.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
June 1, 2017  

Federal government set to help softwood industry with $1B aid package

Plan expected to include EI enhancements for laid-off workers and funds to assist with exploring new markets and innovations.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
May 3, 2017  

BC Liberals threaten US coal with carbon tax after softwood levy

About 94% of thermal coal exported through BC comes from the US.

News Food & Beverage Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations Economy General
April 26, 2017  

It’s Canada’s turn to get blasted by Trump

White House makes it clear that issues over dairy and softwood lumber are related to NAFTA renegotiations.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 26, 2017  

Trump’s trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country

Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.

Feature Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
February 13, 2017  

Will trade get Trumped? Play it cool with ‘America First’

Companies are still optimistic about sales but many are concerned about potential US protectionist policies.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 4, 2017  

Stormy days ahead for Canada with new US trade representative

Former diplomat suggests there is little desire by the new US administration to reach any quick deal on softwood lumber.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
December 7, 2016  

Wood products outlook rosy for 2016, darker for 2017

Likelihood of softwood lumber import duties will weigh on bottom lines.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Pulp & Paper Economy General
November 9, 2016  

What Trump’s victory could mean for Canada’s economy

With the support of a Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, Canada could feel some pain from the Trump administration.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
October 19, 2016  

Quebec hires Raymond Chretien to help in softwood lumber dispute

Ex ambassador to the US says time is a factor as US elects Clinton or Trump, both critical of free trade.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 21, 2016  

Canadian envoy fires back on US softwood lumber rhetoric

US senators allege Canadian lumber is subsidized, unfairly traded and well-documented adverse economic impacts.