U.S. negotiators continue to work with Canadian officials on a new softwood lumber agreement.
Failure to reach an agreement by October could result in U.S. producers asking the government to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports.
The 2006 Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement expired on Oct. 12, 2015 but included a standstill provision that prevents U.S. producers from launching complaints under U.S. trade remedy laws for a 12-month period. Negotiators are meeting to discuss a replacement for that pact.