Southern Pine Lumber Included in New Tariffs

Posted By: Sydni Dobson SLMA News ,
Southern Pine lumber exports to China will face a 20% import tariff, rising from the current 10%, effective June 1st. Other species as well as OSB and softwood plywood will face a 25% tariff.
 
The measure comes in retaliation to the U.S. raising tariffs on Chinese imports after trade negotiations between the two countries reached an impasse last week. The talks, centering on unfair trade practices and protection of intellectual property rights, is expected to continue among high-level officials before a meeting between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping in June.
 
Below is an unofficial translation of the softwood products facing increased tariffs. Southern Pine shipped as "other pine" (HS code 44071190) or "other coniferous lumber" (44071900) is subject to a 20% duty. Note that, as in the past, the list may change. Exporters are urged to confer with their freight forwarder.
 
Tariff: 25%
44071110  
Red Pine and Russian Pine lumber
44071120  
Radiata Pine lumber
44071200  
Spruce and Fir lumber
44101200  
OSB
44123900  
Softwood plywood
 
Tariff: 20%
44032240  
D-Fir log with size less than 15cm
44032290  
Other pine with size less than 15 cm
44032300  
Fir and Spruce log with size less than 15 cm
44032600  
Other coniferous log with size less than 15 cm
44071130  
D-Fir lumber
44071190  
Other pine lumber
44071900  
Other coniferous lumber


We continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of future developments.