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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Lumber producers buoyant about 2018 as duties expected keep prices high
US housing starts beat expectations, repair and remodelling markets to remain robust.
‘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.