U.S. and Canadian negotiators are expected to continue discussions to reach an agreement regarding the interests of softwood producers in both countries.
The Canadian lumber industry appears divided on the implication of a new agreement to manage the bilateral softwood trade. While some producers believe the agreement is needed to provide stability for the trade, others refer to a previous agreement that they say harmed their industry.
The 2006 Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement, among other provisions, terminated the collection of countervailing and antidumping duties on subsidized and dumped Canadian softwood lumber and imposed border taxes that raised U.S. lumber prices.
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The agreement expired on Oct. 12, 2015, but included a standstill provision that prevented U.S. producers from launching complaints under U.S. trade remedy laws for a 12-month period.
It is still uncertain what is being negotiated in regards to new proposals in the matter.