The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the final determination of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber products into the United States.
The U.S. Lumber Coalition, an industry group, said it fully supports this development as it will proportionally counter the unfair subsidies that the Canadian government provides its lumber industry in abuse of U.S. trade laws.
“We are pleased the U.S. government is enforcing our trade laws so that the U.S. lumber industry can compete on a level playing field,” said U.S. Lumber Coalition Co-Chair and Co-President of Pleasant River Lumber Company, Jason Brochu.
“The massive subsidies the Canadian government provides to their lumber industries have caused real harm to U.S. producers and their workers. “With a fair-trade environment, the U.S. industry, and the 350,000 hardworking men and women who support it, have the ability to grow production to meet much more of our country’s softwood lumber demand.”
The combined final determination rates as announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce are: Canfor 22.13 percent; Resolute 17.90 percent; Tolko 22.07; West Fraser 23.76 percent; Irving 9.92 percent; All Others 20.83 percent.
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