Tag: Canadian lumber

NAHB Members Testify before the U.S. Int’l Trade Commission on Softwood Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on September 13, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Members Testify before the U.S. Int’l Trade Commission on Softwood Lumber

Two NAHB members testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Sept. 12 as part of the ITC’s final hearing to determine whether U.S. lumber producers have been injured as a result of softwood lumber import from Canada

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A Show of Unity on Canadian Lumber

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on August 24, 2017 3 Comments
A Show of Unity on Canadian Lumber

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard participated in a forum on Canadian softwood lumber this morning at the Canadian embassy in Washington that included Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton and special softwood lumber envoys from the Canadian provinces.

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Lumber Tariffs Threaten Thousands of U.S. Jobs, Raise Housing Costs

Filed in Economics by on June 27, 2017 22 Comments
Lumber Tariffs Threaten Thousands of U.S. Jobs, Raise Housing Costs

In a move that will raise housing costs and price countless American households out of the housing market, the Commerce Department on June 26 imposed a preliminary 6.87% anti-dumping duty on Canadian lumber imports on top of the 19.88% countervailing duties announced in April.

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Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 11, 2017 0 Comments

“As our members express their growing concern about a continuing trade dispute that’s made Canadian lumber prices skyrocket and threaten housing affordability, we look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer on a positive resolution,” said NAHB Chair Granger Macdonald.

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What is the Impact of New Duties on Canadian Lumber?

Filed in Economics by on April 25, 2017 12 Comments
What is the Impact of New Duties on Canadian Lumber?

A new analysis by NAHB shows that more than 8,000 full-time jobs will be lost this year as the result of the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose a 19.88% duty on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the United States.

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NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Filed in Home Building by on February 17, 2017 10 Comments
NAHB Seeks Solutions as Lumber Prices Rise

Lumber prices are on the rise, and that’s not good news for home builders and their clients.

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NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry by on December 16, 2016 4 Comments
NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

Former NAHB Chairman and Florida builder Barry Rutenberg testified today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to encourage commissioners to take into account builders’ preferences for Spruce Pine Fir (SPF) lumber over Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) in certain structural lumber applications as the ITC investigates whether Canada is subsidizing its exports into the United States. […]

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Supply Caps on Canadian Lumber Could Be More Harmful than Tariffs

Supply Caps on Canadian Lumber Could Be More Harmful than Tariffs

U.S. and Canadian negotiators are meeting in Ottawa tomorrow to discuss the parameters of a new softwood lumber agreement, Trade barriers directly impact the cost of lumber, but NAHB research shows a cap on supply could potentially do the most damage to the housing industry.

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