New Softwood Lumber Dispute Launched
Last week, the U.S. Lumber Coalition filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging Canadian lumber imports were being sold for less than fair value. The Petition claims that, due to price reductions and subsidies by Canadian provincial governments, lumber imports have been unfairly injuring the U.S. softwood lumber industry. The Coalition is asking the U.S. government to impose duties on imports to offset losses in revenue and jobs.
The Coalition is an ad hoc association of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, a number of domestic softwood lumber manufacturers in their individual capacity, timberland owners, and the Carpenters Industrial Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. See CBC and U.S. Lumber Coalition Petition