Canadian Softwood Lumber Adjusted AD/CVD Cash Deposit *New* Effective Date

Finally a date from the US Commerce Department, VIA Madison’s long-time connection, customs broker working the Canada/US border:

A written response has arrived from the U.S. DOC’s Office of AD/CVD Enforcement and Compliance. It is their “understanding” that the effective date for the new adjusted softwood lumber AD/CVD cash deposit rates, is now November 23rd. — Michael D. Jones, President

Jones & Jones Customs Brokers and Trade Consultants

638 Peace Portal Drive –  Suite 202 Blaine, Washington 98230
Cells: Michael 360-220-6101 – Kim 360-201-2180

The final determination by the US Commerce Dept on Canada’s softwood lumber duty rate was initially supposed to be August. The duty rates will be lowered to:

  • 9.08 per cent from 23.56 per cent for West Fraser
  • 4.63 per cent from 20.52 per cent at Canfor
  • 15.84 per cent from 17.90 per cent at Resolute Forest Products
  • 4.32 per cent from 9.38 per cent at J.D. Irving
  • 8.21 per cent for “all others”.


“The deadlines for the final results of review in both the AD and CVD proceeding have been postponed until November 23.” — Wendy J. Frankel, Director

Customs Liaison Unit Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Enforcement and Compliance

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration