Trade

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 5 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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Housing Takes a Hit on Higher China Tariffs

Filed in Housing Affordability, Trade by on May 8, 2019 17 Comments
Housing Takes a Hit on Higher China Tariffs

In a move that will harm housing affordability, the Trump administration has increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports — including $10 billion of goods used by the home building industry — from 10% to 25% effective at 12:01 a.m. May 10.

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NAFTA Panel Accepts NAHB Amicus Brief on Softwood Lumber Dispute

Filed in Trade by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
NAFTA Panel Accepts NAHB Amicus Brief on Softwood Lumber Dispute

In a positive development regarding the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute, the NAFTA Binational Panel on March 25 granted NAHB’s motion to participate as an amicus (friend) in support of Canada’s challenge of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian lumber imports into the United States.

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NAHB Supports Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

Filed in Trade by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

NAHB this week sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing support for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging Congress to swiftly ratify the USMCA.

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