'We have to adapt': Northern Ontario mill owner calls for action on U.S. softwood lumber tariffs

The interior of White River Forest Products, which along with its sister mill in nearby Hornepayne, Ont., will see a tax of 17.3 per cent applied to its products headed to the United States under updated softwood lumber tariffs. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

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The owner of lumber mills in White River and Hornepayne, Ont., is calling on the Canadian government to step in after the U.S. Department of Commerce raised softwood lumber tariffs.

The United States said Wednesday it was imposing duties of 17.9 per cent on average softwood lumber imported from Canada, double the previous rate of 8.99 per cent.

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Source: CBC News

 

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