Highlights / softwood lumber

Economy, International

Canadian lumber industry celebrates NAFTA panel ruling

Canada’s lumber industry is celebrating an apparent win in the ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. after a binational NAFTA panel ruled there were insufficient grounds for the U.S. International Trade Commission to determine that Canadian softwood lumber products had »

Economy, International

Canada calls reduced U.S. lumber duties ‘unfair’

Two Canadian cabinet ministers are calling the United States’ latest duties on Canadian softwood lumber “unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling.” The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that most Canadian producers would pay countervailing and anti-dumping levy of 20.83 per cent, »

Economy, International, Politics

Softwood lumber deal possible, but ‘not there yet,’ says Freeland

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is optimistic a new “win-win” softwood lumber deal can reached in the festering trade dispute between Canada and the United States that threatens to poison the relationship between the two North American neighbours. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Lumber wars: Duties and penalties as tactics

The cards are stacked- H Nelson Late Monday, the United States announced it would impose immediate countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports of up to 24 percent.  It also said the duties were retroactive to imports of 90 days »

Economy, International

UPDATED: Canadian timber producers brace for costly trade war with U.S.

The office of Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is warning Canadian softwood lumber producers to prepare for a potentially costly trade war with the U.S. In an email sent to RCI and a number of other media Alex Lawrence, »

Economy, International, Politics

Shadow of U.S.-Canada trade war looms over softwood lumber deal logjam

Canada and the United States appeared poised for another softwood lumber trade war even as diplomats from both countries met in Washington today to try to untangle a complicated logjam of competing interests. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative »