Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.
Beetle epidemic and two recent record-breaking wildfire seasons have destroyed millions of hectares of BC forests.
Companies cut back shifts, close mills as a lack of log supplies and low prices bite.
Comments are troubling and ridiculous on a number of levels: FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor.
US demand for lumber has pushed up prices for Canadian products; US home builders are bearing the costs of softwood tariffs.
An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.
Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.
One will cover the Canadian dispute, the other US use of differential pricing in its anti-dumping determinations.
Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.
US housing starts beat expectations, repair and remodelling markets to remain robust.
It’s unclear what he’s referencing although dairy and softwood are sore points.
Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.
Lighthizer called it a massive attack on the American system of international trade.
Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.
This step prepares the way to establishing a panel for litigating the dispute.