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US wood products industry pleads for relief from impact of trade dispute

US wood products industry groups have seen a dramatic negative impact on business since the start of the trade dispute [...]

U.S. housing starts projected to increase 1.3% annually by 2023

U.S. housing starts are forecast to increase 1.3% annually in unit terms through 2023, according to a new [...]

Wooden buildings could help revitalize the ailing Canadian forest industry

Changes to Canada's national building code could prove promising for an ailing forestry industry. Starting in 2020, the national [...]

U.S. Department of Commerce confirms antidumping circumvention on hardwood plywood from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention rulings involving exports [...]

North American softwood lumber prices moderate up

The work stoppage on CN Rail ended - as of mid-day Tuesday - which was soon enough to avoid truly negative [...]

Conifex’s lumber segment lenders approve asset divestment and restructuring plan

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that the agent for its lumber segment lenders approved in principle Conifex's proposed asset divestment [...]

Improving market conditions for U.S. hardwood in the Chinese market

Recently, the weakness of the U.S. hardwood industry has not improved, and shipments to China of various types of [...]

B.C. mass timber suppliers see surging sales in Canada, US

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is [...]