More Canada – US Softwood Lumber Trade Updates

More Canada – US Softwood Lumber Trade Updates

New movements by the Canadian and US governments, as well as provincially in Quebec and British Columbia on softwood lumber trade between Canada and the US. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark Monday announced a former federal cabinet minister has been appointed the BC government’s trade envoy to try and reach a new softwood lumber deal with the United States. The province says David Emerson will also work with the federal government to get a new agreement. Emerson served in a…

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BC Softwood Lumber Exports: 2016

BC Softwood Lumber Exports: 2016

The latest data released by BC Stats shows British Columbia softwood lumber export volumes and values continue to improve. British Columbia Lumber Exports: 2016 This week BC Stats released the latest data on British Columbia softwood lumber exports to main customer countries like USA, Japan, and China as well as world totals:

North America Lumber Production: November 2016

North America Lumber Production: November 2016

The Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track shows steady improvement in Canadian and US sawmill capacity utilization rates and softwood lumber production volumes: Canadian and US lumber production volumes and sawmill capacity utilization rates continue to improve:

Canada Sawmill Production: November 2016

Canada Sawmill Production: November 2016

Lumber production by sawmills rose 1.7 per cent from October to 6,019 thousand cubic metres in November, said Statistics Canada February 2. Production was up 7.8 per cent compared with November 2015. Sawmills shipped 5,944 thousand cubic metres of lumber in November, up 1.3 per cent from October. Shipments were 8.6 per cent higher compared with November 2015.

Construction Framing Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices Jump 15% – 20% Week of Feb 10, 2017

Construction Framing Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices Jump 15% – 20% Week of Feb 10, 2017

Construction Framing Dimension Softwood Lumber Prices Jumped 15% – 20% Week of February 10, 2017, according to weekly forest industry trade publication Madison’s Lumber Reporter: Benchmark dimension lumber commodity Western Spruce Pine Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr up US$72 ( 19% ) to US$388 mfbm  compared to one year ago Eastern Spruce Pine Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr up US$24 ( 9% ) to US$450 mfbm compared to one year ago Southern Yellow Pine KD 2×4 #2&Btr up US$20 ( 4% )…

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China Log Imports

China Log Imports

China imported record-high volumes of softwood lumber in 2016 and softwood log imports reached their second highest level on record, according to Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) Tuesday. Despite relatively pessimistic forecasts for wood demand early in 2016, China’s need for imported wood picked up during the summer and autumn with import volumes of both logs and lumber being up about 20 per cent in the 4Q/16 as compared to the 4Q/15. Importation of logs and lumber (in round- wood equivalents)…

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Canada – US Softwood Trade Update

Canada – US Softwood Trade Update

Quebec-based Resolute Forest Products CEO Richard Garneau said to the Globe and Mail Thursday he is confident he can demonstrate to American authorities this month that the region deserves free and unencumbered access to the US market. The forestry sectors of Ontario and Quebec are modelled after the market-based systems in the US, and that should convince the US Commerce Department that the region doesn’t engage in the unfair trade of softwood lumber, Garneau said. The Montreal company was recently…

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Canada Softwood Lumber CVD and AD Possible Retroactive Dates

Canada Softwood Lumber CVD and AD Possible Retroactive Dates

Clarification this week on the latest US Commerce Dept announcement from intrepid US customs broker Mike Jones: CVD Preliminary Determination Postponed – CVD Retroactive Date Jan. 24, 2017 – ADD Feb 3, 2017 “[…] the Commerce’s attached January 27th (just last Friday) announcement postponing their Countervailing Duty Preliminary Determination until April 24th, we can now correct and confirm that US Customs’ retroactive CVD collection actions, in the event of a finding of surging and the invoking of Critical Circumstances, can…

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India Softwood Lumber Use: 2016

India Softwood Lumber Use: 2016

At the annual Truck Logger AGM last week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Premier Christy Clark spoke about the largest ever shipment of British Columbia wood having just been sent over to India. As well, BC announced first major commercial wood demonstration project in India. Coming up in March is the annual DelhiWood woodworking show, which is once again sold out according to event organizers. India Lumber Demand: 2016 Long-term potential for BC products in India are very positive. While…

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CVD Preliminary Determination Postponed – CVD Retroactive Date Jan.24, 2017 – ADD Feb 3, 2017

CVD Preliminary Determination Postponed – CVD Retroactive Date Jan.24, 2017 – ADD Feb 3, 2017

SOFTWOOD LUMBER DUTIES UPDATE: CANADA – US TRADE CVD date: captured materials imported into the U.S. on or after January 24, 2017 AD date: captured materials imported into the U.S. on or after February 3, 2017 CVD amount: tba CVD Preliminary Determination until April 24th AD amount: tba ADD Preliminary Determination date is presently scheduled for May 4th thanks, Keta Kosman Publisher Madison’s Lumber Reporter Vancouver, BC, Canada www.madisonsreport.com 604 319-2266 —– Forwarded message from Michael Jones <mikejones@joneschb.com> —– Date:…

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