Tag: Canadian lumber

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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Domestic Lumber Producers Seek Revision of Current Duties

Filed in Trade by on March 6, 2019 1 Comment
Domestic Lumber Producers Seek Revision of Current Duties

The domestic softwood lumber group that spurred the Department of Commerce to impose countervailing and anti-dumping duties averaging more than 20% on softwood lumber imports from Canada is now seeking a revision of the current duties.

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House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
House Hearing Highlights Need to Resolve Trade Disputes That Harm Housing

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today on U.S.-China trade, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) cited concerns raised by NAHB that tariffs on Chinese goods act as a $1 billion tax on residential construction and are exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

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New Trade Deal Could Open Door for Future Lumber Talks

Filed in Trade by on October 3, 2018 8 Comments
New Trade Deal Could Open Door for Future Lumber Talks

The new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA has the potential to yield positive developments regarding the ongoing U.S.-Canada lumber trade dispute.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on September 12, 2018 1 Comment
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, a dozen Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 11 sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.

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Oklahoma Builders Talk Lumber with Governor Fallin

Filed in Trade by on August 30, 2018 1 Comment
Oklahoma Builders Talk Lumber with Governor Fallin

OSHBA members urged Fallin to communicate the importance of this issue to her fellow governors and to urge President Trump to negotiate now.

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NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on August 27, 2018 7 Comments
NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

In a National Post story on how lumber tariffs are affecting U.S. and Canadian lumber producers as well as American consumers, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard said the domestic lumber industry was behaving in a manner similar to the oil cartels of the 1970s.

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A Looming $1 Billion Tax on Housing

Filed in Economics by on July 27, 2018 41 Comments
A Looming $1 Billion Tax on Housing

President Trump’s plans to propose 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports — including nearly 500 products used in residential construction — could have major ramifications for the housing industry.

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Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership, Trade by on June 19, 2018 26 Comments
Builders Discuss Rising Lumber Prices with Commerce Secretary Ross

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff met today with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the growing problem of escalating lumber prices that are being exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S.

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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Filed in 55+ Housing, Home Building, Multifamily by on June 19, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Total housing starts rose 5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

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