In the latest round of the trade dispute over Canadian softwood lumber, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the final results of its second administrative reviews of countervailing and anti-dumping duty orders on this product. This announcement will affect the price of exported Canadian softwood lumber.
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has provided details on the recent development on softwood lumber rules and the final rates for Canadian companies exporting to US.
The new duty rates listed will take effect once they are published in the U.S. Federal Register.
Going forward, the new combined “all others” rate that will apply to exports from companies that are subject to the second administrative reviews is 17.9%. The current “all others” rate for most companies is 8.99%.
Following completion of any legal challenges under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement’s (CUSMA) Chapter 10 or in U.S. courts, these new anti-dumping and countervailing duty rates will apply retroactively to softwood lumber exports to the U.S. from companies that were subject to the second administrative reviews.
The U.S. Department of Commerce conducts an annual review of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders. The annual review process is similar to the process used for initial investigations but applies only to companies that are subject to review.
For additional information on administrative reviews, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.
To learn more about the Canadian softwood lumber industry, and the support available to Canadians, please visit the Natural Resources Canada Softwood Lumber page.
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