An announcement was made on April 24th, 2017 regarding the U.S and Canada's lumber trade agreement. Below is a summary from LBM Advantage of the Department of Commerce Preliminary Countervailing Duty Finding.
Canada's unfair lumber subsidies have for decades harmed the U.S. lumber industry, threatening our workers with mounting unemployment, and denying tree farmers a market for their timber crops.
About half of Canada's subsidized lumber production is shipped to the U.S. market, and since the expiration of the Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement, Canadian shipments have risen to now account for approximately one third of U.S. total consumption. Left unchecked, Canadian non-market based tr
Mills have taken a very aggressive and defensive stance until a Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement decision is made on April 24th. Prices continue to rise at alarming rates and our industry has now set ourselves up for what will be a long and difficult road ahead. Not only will the market remain unpredictable for the next ten days leading up to a decision, but it will take several weeks following the trade deal for the market to readjust and simple supply and demand to become the main factors in determining market price. Paul Tarca Head of Purchasing Concord Lumber Corporation email@example.com
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Lumber mill pricing has printed significantly up across the board, as mills anticipate an unfavorable ruling on duties and tariffs to be announced April 24th. This market will continue to be extremely volatile over the next couple of weeks until a decision on the lumber agreement can be better predicted or reached. Panel pricing has held firm as of late with OSB products displaying the most upward mobility in its pricing. Paul Tarca Head of Purchasing Concord Lumber Corporation email@example.com
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