Things are still being sorted out regarding the softwood agreement and imposed tariffs by the US on Canadian softwood imports. The last softwood agreement between our two countries was signed in 2006, and as of date, a new agreement has not been put in place.
Initially, it appeared that coniferous shingles and shakes were not part of the expired agreement, and pricing has stayed somewhat stable. However, just days ago, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have determined that coniferous shingles and shakes were part of this agreement and are now subject to the increased tariffs.
Today we received notice that all of the Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Shingles and Shakes we import from Canada have increased in price 20 – 25%. Due to this, we are unable to honor any previous quotes on Cedar Shingles or Shakes.
For current pricing, please contact our sales staff
We can be reached at 360.757.6343 or by emailing email@example.com
Canada has submitted a request for a meeting with the World Trade Organization to assist in the dispute with the US and Canada lumber softwood exports. However, due to the strong demand from the rise in new housing in the US and tight supply, Canadian softwood lumber producers don’t appear to be concerned too much, and prices are expected to be high on all Canadian grown coastal Cedar and other imported softwoods throughout 2018.
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