Lumber Trade Update

| Posted By: Sydni Dobson|
From the US Lumber Coalition:
 
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) December 7 ruling that the U.S. lumber industry is materially injured by Canadian government subsidies was the final milestone in the investigation portion of antidumping and countervailing duty trade cases brought by the Coalition in November 2016.  The ITC voted 4-0 in favor of the U.S. lumber industry. 
 
Following the standard procedural steps by the government agencies, the U.S. Department of Commerce today published in the Federal Register the signed final Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) orders.  
 
AD and CVD cash deposits will be collected at the final duty rates, effective on the date of publication of the ITC final determination, which was Dec. 28, 2017.

The final rates published in the order are:
 
- AD: Canfor 7.28%, Resolute 3.20%, Tolko 7.22%, West Fraser 5.57%, all others 6.04%.
 
- CVD: Canfor 13.24%, Irving 3.34%, Resolute 14.70%, Tolko 14.85%, West Fraser 17.99%, all others 14.19%. 
 
For more information, contact Zoltan van Heyningen at the US Lumber Coalition: zoltan@uslumbercoalition.org