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Recap of latest developments of US duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber and SC Paper

Over the past couple of weeks the industry has been hit by all kinds of news announcements regarding US duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber and SC Paper. In order to provide our members with up-to-date information on these developments, here's a quick recap of relevant articles that have been released on the issue.

- A NAFTA review panel has unanimously ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its costly duties against Canadian mills that produce glossy paper. The panel, comprised of three Americans and two Canadians, issued its memorandum opinion and order last week. Under the new ruling, the U.S. Department of Commerce must reconsider some aspects of the reasoning behind its initial findings and respond to the NAFTA decision by mid-summer. Read more

- The Honourable James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products? into the United States. Click here for the statement

- Forest sector will fight for jobs and communities affected by U.S. Duties. The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The duties, a response to a petition filed by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION), are set at: West Fraser 24.12%, Canfor 20.26%, Tolko 19.5%, Resolute 12.82%, JD Irving 3.02%, and 19.88% for all other Canadian producers. Read more

- Government of Canada Announces Support for Forest Sector Workers and Communities. The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, announced $867 million in measures to support forest industry workers and communities affected by U.S. measures targeting softwood lumber. Read more

 

 
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