Tag : Softwood Lumber Agreement

Report: Trump Slaps Duty on Canadian Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight

April 25, 2017

Bloomberg reports that President Trump has intensified a trade dispute with Canada by slapping tariffs of up to 24% on imported softwood lumber. The move drew swift criticism from the Canadian … Read More

NAHB: Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Put Builders in a Bind

March 27, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders today weighed in on the lack of movement on a renewed U.S./Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement. The uncertainty surrounding a new trade agreement is impacting … Read More

NAHB Shares Builders’ View of Rising Lumber Prices

February 17, 2017

The National Association of Home Builders shared a post to its NAHB Now blog Friday examining how rising lumber prices are weighing on builders:   Randy Strauss, owner of Strauss Construction … Read More

NLBMDA Update: US & Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement

November 3, 2016

The National Lumber and Building Materials Dealer Association issued the following update on the state of the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the U.S. and Canada: Background: The Softwood Lumber Agreement … Read More

Lumber Trade Talks Between U.S., Canada to Continue after Deadline Passes

October 12, 2016

The top U.S. and Canadian trade negotiators said on Wednesday they would continue talks toward a new trade agreement on softwood lumber, despite the expiration of a “standstill” period prohibiting … Read More

Report: Lumber Trade War Brewing

August 25, 2016

Bloomberg featured a story today on the escalation of a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over a new softwood lumber trade agreement. The countries are currently operating under a … Read More

Obama, Trudeau Issue Joint Statement on Softwood Lumber Agreement

July 1, 2016

Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and … Read More

Report: U.S., Canada softwood lumber talks stalled

June 13, 2016

Talks between Canada and the United States to resolve a dispute over exports of softwood lumber are making little progress and the matter likely will return to the courts, The … Read More

New Coalition Dedicated to Free Lumber Trade

March 30, 2016

With the expiration of the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement last fall, NAHB is forming a coalition that is committed to providing American consumers access to a stable, dependable and affordable … Read More

US, Canada Leaders Look to Resolve Softwood Lumber Issue Soon

March 11, 2016

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Obama this week, the lumber industry and its longstanding trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada was an early topic of discussion. … Read More