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Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 14, 2022 2 Comments
Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

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.

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Latest Wave of Rising Lumber Prices Adds More than $18,600 to the Price of a New Home

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 4, 2022 61 Comments
Latest Wave of Rising Lumber Prices Adds More than $18,600 to the Price of a New Home

Following a few months of moderating prices last spring and summer, lumber prices are soaring once again, disrupting the housing market and harming housing affordability.

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NAHB Leaders Discuss Lumber Tariffs with Canadian Officials

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on December 6, 2021 4 Comments
NAHB Leaders Discuss Lumber Tariffs with Canadian Officials

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin held productive talks with Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng, Ambassador Kirsten Hillman and members of the Canadian parliament regarding the Commerce Department’s recent action to double tariffs on Canadian lumber imports from 9% to 18% and on the need to restart negotiations on a new softwood lumber trade agreement.

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NAHB Condemns Commerce Action to Double Tariffs on Canadian Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on November 24, 2021 23 Comments
NAHB Condemns Commerce Action to Double Tariffs on Canadian Lumber

In a blow to housing affordability and a move strongly opposed by NAHB, the Commerce Department today moved forward today with its next administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%.

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NAHB Calls for Action on Canadian Lumber as Biden Eases Tariffs on European Steel

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on November 1, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Calls for Action on Canadian Lumber as Biden Eases Tariffs on European Steel

President Biden announced at the G-20 summit in Rome that the U.S. would ease tariffs on European steel and aluminum, prompting NAHB to express concern and disappointment that no action was taken to lift duties on Canadian lumber that continue to harm housing affordability.

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Top Canadian Official Tells NAHB Canada Seeks New Lumber Trade Deal

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on July 22, 2021 1 Comment
Top Canadian Official Tells NAHB Canada Seeks New Lumber Trade Deal

Mary Ng, Canada’s top trade official, expressed a strong willingness and desire to engage in negotiations with the United States on a new softwood lumber trade agreement during a video conference meeting yesterday with NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and senior staff.

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Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Members of Congress and the Biden administration are heeding the concerns of NAHB and its grassroots on the need to take action to resolve soaring lumber prices, supply shortages and tariffs that are hurting home builders, home buyers, the housing sector and the economy.

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on December 1, 2020 167 Comments
Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers.

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National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on September 4, 2020 5 Comments
National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

In a special webcast for association leaders and now available to members on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the White House National Economic Council (NEC) on Aug. 28 to discuss the impact that soaring lumber prices are having on the housing industry.

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Escalating Lumber Prices Hamper Home Owner Dreams

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on September 2, 2020 15 Comments
Escalating Lumber Prices Hamper Home Owner Dreams

Lumber prices have skyrocketed since mid-April, rising 130% and increasing the cost of a single-family home by more than $16,000. NAHB continues to advocate for solutions, but they may not come fast enough for prospective home owners who now find themselves scrambling for alternatives as a result of these skyrocketing prices.

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