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USA to issue import duties on Canadian softwood lumber

USA to issue import duties on Canadian softwood lumber

That move turned out to be successful in 2017, with the Commerce Department deciding to penalize Canadian producers, first with countervailing duties starting on April 28 and then anti-dumping duties beginning on June 30.

That ruling also included Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island lumber producers.

The lumber duties are "unjust and punitive" and Canada will continue to push back against American industry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Brampton, Ontario.

The weighted average tariffs levied by the Trump administration consist of 14.25 per cent for countervailing duties and 6.58 per cent for anti-dumping levies.

But the B.C. government is also aggressively trying to push B.c. lumber into Asian markets.

He says the slight reduction in rates is a sign Canada's pending appeal is strong, but that can't be filed until December, so he's taking 35 forestry stakeholders to China and Japan later this month to secure new markets.

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The U.S. Lumber Coalition countered that massive Canadian subsidies have caused real harm to U.S. producers and their workers. (TSX:CFP), West Fraser Timber (TSX:WFT) and Tolko Industries Ltd. Anti-dumping duties range from 3% to 9%, while countervailing duties range from 3% to 18%.

"I'm sure everyone is relieved (today), we certainly are, but you never know when you're in these negotiations", McNeil said.

The lumber is primarily used in the housing industry.

While the duties are lower for most producers than first indicated by U.S. officials, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are still unacceptable.

The total amount to be refunded to Nova Scotia producers wasn't available at the news conference, but McNeil said someone in government knows the total but the individual sums to be refunded will be based on the amount of duty the producer paid.

A previous softwood lumber agreement expired in 2015, although it was provisionally extended for a year to work out a new deal.

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Softwood lumber producers in other provinces not lucky enough to be exempted from the duties had the amount they are required to pay reduced slightly.

The anti-dumping and countervailing duties that were announced earlier this year were preliminary rates.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a press release.

The Canadian government responded by saying it will continue to defend the lumber industry against protectionist trade measures. Cracking down on USA deficit has been one of the core principles of this administration. "These duties are a tax on the American middle-class families, too, whose homes, renovations and repairs will only be more expensive".

"We will forcefully defend Canada's lumber industry, including through litigation, and we expect to prevail as we have in the past", the Canadian statement read.

Canada may take legal action through dispute settlement mechanisms under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization, but Freeland said officials continue to engage with their American counterparts about a negotiated settlement. But its demands - which range from requiring that more auto production be made in the U.S.to having more government contracts in the NAFTA bloc go to USA companies - will likely be unacceptable to the U.S.' two other NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.

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