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B.C. log export restrictions the big change in softwood lumber dispute

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 8:52 AM | By Brenda Swick

The softwood lumber dispute is one of the longest trade disputes between the United States and Canada.

On Jan. 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published the final order imposing antidumping and countervailing duties (CVDs) on imports of softwood lumber from Canada (with the exclusion of certain softwood lumber products first produced in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island from logs harvested in these three provinces). The DOC imposed dumping margins ranging from 3.2 to 7.28 per cent and subsidy rates...