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Reduced Chinese tariffs on US wood products entered into force

The China Customs Tariff Commission issued a notice on 6 February 2020 stating that China will halve the additional tariffs [...]

Arauco closes second plant in U.S. in a month

   Arauco has announced it will be closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Oregon, as [...]

British Columbia forest sector’s problems not solved by reduced duties

News the U.S. government plans to reduce duties on Canadian softwood lumber is good for B.C. lumber producers [...]

China halves tariffs on $75 Billion in U.S. goods, including wood products

   China announced Thursday that it will cut existing tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods in [...]

US lumber prices move up; sharp reduction in Canadian lumber producers duty rates

As the Softwood Lumber Dispute V file winds it’s way through the usual US domestic as well as international [...]

Coronavirus is likely to disrupt the U.S. furniture industry

   U.S. business groups and furniture importers expect the spread of a new virus that originated in China [...]

Canadian lumber giants’ shares rise on news that the U.S. will greatly reduce softwood lumber duties

   News that the U.S. could reduce duties on Canadian softwood lumber, have increased the Canadian lumber companies [...]

Europe surpasses Canada to become China’s second softwood lumber supplier

   Europe is now the second softwood lumber supplier to China; with a 60% yoy increase in deliveries.  [...]