Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 14, 2022 2 Comments

The Seattle Times has published an editorial by NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke that lays out a strong case against tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States that are fueling lumber price volatility and harming housing affordability.

Under the headline, “Tariffs on Canadian Lumber are Driving Up Home Prices,” Fowke lays out a strong case on how the Commerce Department’s recent move to double tariffs on Canadian lumber from 9% to 17.9% has effectively delivered a body blow to American home buyers, renters and businesses that rely on lumber products.

He further cites the reasons for the latest lumber price surge and provides specific actions that policymakers need to take to reduce price volatility and increase supply.

View the full editorial.


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  1. A Cipoletti says:

    Finally someone is taking a real look at the issues.

  2. catherine daly says:

    It is essential that our elected officials understand how the Commerce Department and President Biden have placed recent increased lumber tariffs from Canada, which are driving up home prices. Please Help!!

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