Tag: Canadian lumber

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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More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 14, 2018 8 Comments
More than 170 Lawmakers Take a Stand for Homeownership

At the behest of NAHB, 171 members of Congress this week sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume talks with Canada to negotiate a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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Results from Lumber Tariffs Highlight Folly of Protectionism

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on May 18, 2018 15 Comments
Results from Lumber Tariffs Highlight Folly of Protectionism

As the Trump administration weighs imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies, most mainstream economists are warning that such protectionist trade policies will result in harsh negative repercussions for the domestic economy.

But the president insists this course is needed to shore up struggling U.S. industries. So who is right?

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel — citing a real-life lumber tariff situation that has been flying under the radar for more than a year — provides the clear answer in a recent op-ed published in The Hill.

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Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 11, 2018 24 Comments
Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

Since the beginning of last year, rising lumber prices — primarily as a result of tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber — have increased the price of an average single-family home by more than $7,000.

We need you to take action now by writing the White House and your member of Congress today.

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