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.
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.
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.
Emerson’s BC softwood role ends as trade battle heading to court
Will continue to provide advice and counsel on critical trade matters.
Canada takes its softwood lumber complaint to the WTO
This step prepares the way to establishing a panel for litigating the dispute.
Canada takes softwood lumber dispute with US to NAFTA appeal panel
Freeland calls countervailing and anti-dumping duties unfair, unwarranted and “deeply troubling.”
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.
Strong market means little uptake in government softwood
Federal loans and loan guarantees to help producers weather the duties has been limited.
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.
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.
Gallant to make final push in Washington on softwood lumber
New Brunswick premier to make the case for continuing an exclusion from additional tariff.
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.
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.
Tembec shareholders approve takeover by Rayonier
Overwhelming 95% in favour of the $1 billion friendly offer.
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.
Steel tariffs, softwood high on agenda at American governors gathering
Canada accounts for 17% of all steel imported into the United States last year.
NB premier optimistic after softwood meeting in Washington
Audience with Ross yielded no assurances as federal governments continue to negotiate.
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.