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U.S. Homebuilders Slam Canadian Lumber Import Anti-Dumping Duties


(Bill Esler – Woodworking Network)

 Lumber duties of 7 percent being imposed on softwood imports from Canada were condemned by the National Association of Home Builders.

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, said it would “jeopardize affordable housing” and branded the U.S. Commerce Department’s preliminary decision to impose up to 7.7 percent anti-dumping duties on Canadian lumber imports a tax.

This latest action by the Commerce Department to impose anti-dumping duties of up to more than 7 percent on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. is basically another tax on American home builders and home buyers that will jeopardize affordable housing in America.” Click here to read more.

Softwood Lumber Duties Jeopardize Affordable Housing in U.S. (NAHB)

Canada Threatens Litigation in Face of New U.S. Duties (Pulp & Paper Canada)