Tag: Canadian lumber

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 166 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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NAHB Podcast: Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Must Be Addressed Now

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Membership by on August 31, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Must Be Addressed Now

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard provides an analysis of how the housing industry is leading the nation’s economic recovery. However, Howard stresses that the recent dramatic increase in lumber prices threatens the industry and economy on the whole.

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NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Material Costs by on August 4, 2020 15 Comments
NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Amidst a backdrop of record high lumber prices, NAHB is seeking to address supply chain disruptions and tariffs that are contributing to price volatility in the marketplace. Letters were sent last week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Zoltan van Heyningen, executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.

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Temporary Canada Border Closure Will Not Affect Trade

Filed in Disaster Response, Material Costs by on March 18, 2020 0 Comments
Temporary Canada Border Closure Will Not Affect Trade

President Trump announces in a Tweet that “trade will not be affected” by the border closure between the U.S. and Canada.

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Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

Filed in Material Costs by on February 7, 2020 6 Comments
Lumber Duties Could be Cut by More than 50% in August

With lumber prices rising steadily since June 2019, a preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to reduce duties by August on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States is good news for home builders and home buyers.

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NAFTA Panel Accepts NAHB Amicus Brief on Softwood Lumber Dispute

Filed in Material Costs 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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