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Latest United States – Canada softwood lumber dispute Stories

2011-01-21 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports welcomed today's London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) ruling that subsidies provided by the Ontario and Quebec governments to lumber manufacturers in their provinces violate the terms of the 2006 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA). This trade agreement prohibits the Canadian federal and provincial governments from providing new subsidies to the Canadian lumber industry after July...

2011-01-18 14:46:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ - The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) responded today to a request by the Office of the United States Trade Representative to seek arbitration under the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) on matters relating to British Columbia's interior forest pricing system.  John Allan, President, BCLTC, commented that "the U.S. filing fundamentally takes issue with the damage done to B.C.'s interior timber supply by the Mountain Pine...

2011-01-18 13:27:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports today welcomes United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk's decision to initiate arbitration under the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) to address timber pricing practices in the British Columbia (BC) Interior that circumvent the SLA. Since the spring of 2007, the British Columbia Government has sold BC Interior lumber producers enormous amounts of timber that was improperly classified as...

2010-10-08 14:23:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports applauds today's announcement by the U.S. government that it has initiated consultations under the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement in order to resolve and remedy ongoing violations by British Columbia of the terms of the trade agreement. At issue are British Columbia's practices that have led to a dramatic reduction of stumpage costs for BC Interior lumber producers through a massive increase in...

2010-06-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Province of British Columbia has begun to implement changes to its pricing system for public timber which are likely to permanently lock in recent timber pricing abuses that are in direct violation of the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade agreement. The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports maintains that correcting and remedying B.C. stumpage pricing abuses that were, and continue to be, in violation of the SLA is essential to preserving the...

2010-04-21 12:02:00

BOSTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Crow's Weekly Market Report (Crow's), today reported that as a result of continually rising US lumber prices, the export duty for Canadian softwood lumber has been lowered from 15% to 10% for the month of May. Crow's, published weekly by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, indicated that this reduction is due to the terms of the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), which regulates the inter-country trade of softwood...

2010-04-12 15:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The British Columbia Government appears to be taking yet another step to further dramatically reduce provincial timber pricing in direct violation of the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade agreement. The Ministry of Forests and Range has announced plans to adopt "lump sum" prices for many B.C. Interior timber stands harvested without competitive bidding. Until now, the Ministry has set administered prices on a per-cubic-meter basis and...


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