After months of guessing when the US and Canada would come to an agreement on a the duties and tariffs associated with softwood lumber, it is believed that the final duty rates will range from 10 percent to 24 percent. This is a bit lower than what our industry expected. Most mills and importers were expecting as much as 30% increase.
Read more about the history of the Canada–United States softwood lumber dispute, which has been going on since the 80’s, HERE
“This tariff only adds to the burden by harming housing affordability and artificially boosting the price of lumber,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “It is nothing more than a thinly-disguised tax on American home buyers, home builders and consumers.”
Canada says they will appeal this decision. Please read more HERE
Because of this on going dispute, we do our very best to honor any price quotes to the best of our ability, however, all material is subject to prior sale and pricing is subject to change on all our softwood lumber.
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UPDATE – 12/05
After the US announced its final decision on the Canadian softwood tariff in early November, our friends to the North aren’t very happy are launching litigation via the World Trade Organization over anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
Read more HERE