Trade

NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Trade by on August 4, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Amidst a backdrop of record high lumber prices, NAHB is seeking to address supply chain disruptions and tariffs that are contributing to price volatility in the marketplace. Letters were sent last week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Zoltan van Heyningen, executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.

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NAHB Lauds Implementation of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Filed in Housing Affordability, Trade by on July 1, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Lauds Implementation of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

In a positive development that will provide forward momentum for housing and help address the nation’s growing affordability crisis, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect today.

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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Filed in Education, Membership, Trade, Workforce Development by on April 1, 2020 0 Comments
Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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Temporary Canada Border Closure Will Not Affect Trade

Filed in Disaster Response, Trade by on March 18, 2020 0 Comments
Temporary Canada Border Closure Will Not Affect Trade

President Trump announces in a Tweet that “trade will not be affected” by the border closure between the U.S. and Canada.

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Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

Filed in Trade by on February 7, 2020 4 Comments
Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

With lumber prices rising steadily since June 2019, a preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to reduce duties by August on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States is good news for home builders and home buyers.

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President Signs USMCA Trade Pact

Filed in Housing Affordability, Trade by on January 29, 2020 0 Comments
President Signs USMCA Trade Pact

In a positive development on the housing affordability front, President Trump today signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment, Legal, Trade by on January 2, 2020 0 Comments
A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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Senate Ratifies USMCA Trade Pact

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on December 10, 2019 1 Comment
Senate Ratifies USMCA Trade Pact

In a step forward to address the nation’s growing housing affordability crisis, the Senate voted on Jan. 16 to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The House ratified the trade agreement in December.

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Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

Filed in Housing Affordability, Trade by on August 15, 2019 1 Comment
Help Lift Housing By Bringing Material Costs Down

The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) holds the potential to boost the housing economy and reduce price volatility for building materials. Take action now and ask your member of Congress to ratify the USMCA.

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NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

Filed in Economics, Trade by on May 17, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Statement on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada

NAHB commends President Trump for removing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This will provide momentum for Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which holds the potential to lift the housing economy.

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