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%.