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News Forestry Government Manufacturing General Production
November 25, 2020  

Canada calls US softwood duties unfair, unjustified, despite reduction

US Department of Commerce imposes countervailing duties of nearly 9%, down from just over 20%.

News General
September 28, 2020  

US appeals softwood ruling to WTO appeals body it rendered inoperative

It has collected almost $3 billion in illegal duties from Canadian softwood producers.

News Forestry Economy General
September 2, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Economy General
August 25, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
January 20, 2020  

BC forest industry seeks hope amid long strike, shutdowns, change

Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

Trade mission to Asia to calm concerns about wood downturn

Beetle epidemic and two recent record-breaking wildfire seasons have destroyed millions of hectares of BC forests.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 3, 2019  

Tough conditions for softwood lumber as tariffs and climate weigh

Companies cut back shifts, close mills as a lack of log supplies and low prices bite.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 20, 2018  

Trump blames California fires on Canadian lumber imports: Canucks push back

Comments are troubling and ridiculous on a number of levels: FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 26, 2018  

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.

News Energy Forestry Manufacturing General
April 27, 2018  

Strong energy export growth potential for Canadian wood pellets

An alternative to coal in power plants of Europe and Asia, promises carbon neutrality.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2018  

One year since new softwood duties, Canadian industry doing fine

Predictions of widespread job loss and mill closures haven’t materialized.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
April 11, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 9, 2018  

Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20% in March amid railway woes

Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4%.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 20, 2018  

Lumber producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high

US housing starts beat expectations, repair and remodelling markets to remain robust.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 13, 2018  

‘Canada does not treat us right’ says Trump, as he threatens new global tax

It’s unclear what he’s referencing although dairy and softwood are sore points.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
February 7, 2018  

Feds open to helping newsprint producers slapped with US tariff

Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 29, 2018  

Canada to US: Give us a softwood deal, and we may drop WTO case

Lighthizer called it a massive attack on the American system of international trade.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
January 16, 2018  

Emerson’s BC softwood role ends as trade battle heading to court

Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 28, 2017  

Canada takes its softwood lumber complaint to the WTO

This step prepares the way to establishing a panel for litigating the dispute.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
November 15, 2017  

Canada takes softwood lumber dispute with US to NAFTA appeal panel

Freeland calls countervailing and anti-dumping duties unfair, unwarranted and “deeply troubling.”

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 30, 2017  

Softwoods in Maritimes to decline due to global warming: federal study

Study suggests planting species of softwood that are proven to be more resilient in warm climates.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
September 18, 2017  

Strong market means little uptake in government softwood

Federal loans and loan guarantees to help producers weather the duties has been limited.

News Construction Forestry Government Manufacturing General
September 6, 2017  

Softwood dispute will only push cost of rebuilding Houston higher: Scotiabank

At least 200,000 houses damaged by the hurricane; ultimate cost will reach upwards of $150 billion.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
August 28, 2017  

Resolute promises to help Houston after Harvey with lumber shipment

Canadian forestry company will send a rail car when city begins to rebuild after the hurricane.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 28, 2017  

Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber

New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
August 23, 2017  

German softwood imports up 10X in wake of US duties on Canadian industry

Prices are rising, making imports from sources in Europe and more attractive.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
July 28, 2017  

Canada and US close to deal on softwood, but negotiations intense: Horgan

BC premier says talks are ongoing, and close to reaching a market-share agreement.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
July 28, 2017  

Tembec shareholders approve takeover by Rayonier

Overwhelming 95% in favour of the $1 billion friendly offer.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
July 14, 2017  

Quota-based softwood lumber deal in August possible: analyst

Would reduce Canada’s share of the US market to 28% over several years from its 31.9% share last year.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 14, 2017  

Steel tariffs, softwood high on agenda at American governors gathering

Canada accounts for 17% of all steel imported into the United States last year.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
July 12, 2017  

NB premier optimistic after softwood meeting in Washington

Audience with Ross yielded no assurances as federal governments continue to negotiate.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 30, 2017  

Softwood fight squeezes NB forestry firm with cross-border operations

Disrupting the lumber trade between Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick would hurt good-paying jobs.