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TRADE  
Canadian Softwood Lumber  
Imports Face More Tariffs  
n June, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced  
additional tariffs on four Canadian companies that  
export softwood lumber to the U.S. The move could  
raise the cost of moulding and millwork products in  
this country.  
The duties, which range from 4.59 to 7.72 percent, are  
being applied to Canfor, Resolute, Tolko and West Fraser.  
All other Canadian softwood lumber exporters will pay a  
rate of 6.87 percent.  
Canada supplies about a third of the lumber needed in  
the U.S.  
The announcement comes in the wake of countervail-  
ing duties placed on Canadian softwood lumber imports  
in April. Those tariffs ranged from 3.02 percent to 24.12  
percent and were levied against five Canadian timber  
Exporters/Producers  
Dumping Rates  
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Canfor Corporation, Canadian  
Forest Products Ltd., and Canfor  
Wood Products Marketing Ltd.  
7
.72%  
Resolute FP Canada Inc.  
4
7
.59%  
.53%  
Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd.  
and Tolko Industries Ltd.  
West Fraser Mill Ltd.  
6
6
.76%  
.87%  
All Others  
Source: U.S Department of Commerce  
Additionally, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross  
producers (Canfor, J.D. Irving, Resolute, Tolko and West announced that softwood lumber products produced in  
Fraser). Other companies in Canada were to pay a tariff of the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and  
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9.88 percent. Combined countervailing and anti-dump- Prince Edward Island could be excluded from the tariffs. A  
ing duties for Canadian imports now range from 17.41 final determination on all countervailing and anti-dump-  
percent to 30.88 percent.  
ing duties is expected by September 6.  
EVENT NEWS  
MMPA Fall Plant Tours Put Education in Focus  
The Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA)  
Later that day, David Stallcop from Universal Forest  
will hold its fall plant tours and education program Products will present his keynote address, “Wood Products  
September 10-14 in Sacramento, Calif., and the organiza- Innovation in the Global Marketplace.” Stallcop’s session  
tion is encouraging suppliers, retail distributors and man- will be followed by a tabletop reception.  
ufacturers in the industry to attend—particularly if they  
work in management.  
On Tuesday, September 12, the MMPA tour moves to  
the OrePac Building Products plant. After another round of  
We’re going to be focused on that plant manager or productivity information exchanges, there will be an edu-  
operational-type personnel,” said Bob Goin, a technical cational session on planning for the loss of key managerial  
sales representative-industrial wood with Axalta Coating and technical talent within an organization. That will be  
Systems who serves as the spokesperson for the plant tours. followed by another tabletop reception.  
key manufacturers out here.”  
Basically, what we’re re-doing is focusing on some of the  
On Wednesday, September 13, an industry roundtable  
breakfast will be held at the headquarters hotel. After  
The event begins on Sunday, September 10 with two another round of productivity information exchanges,  
optional activities — a golf outing or a day shooting sporting attendees will depart for Anderson and Redding, Calif.,  
clays. Then, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., registration will be to tour Sierra Pacific’s facilities in that area. It’s about 2.5  
held at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena.  
hours north of Sacramento. Separate hotel reservations are  
On Monday, September 11, attendees will tour a nearby required, and attendees must secure these on their own.  
Masonite facility and the El and El Wood Products plant. Attendees must also set up their own travel for this part  
After lunch, attendees will gather for the first of the week’s of the event.  
productivity information exchanges. In these sessions,  
On Thursday, September 14, attendees will spend the day  
attendees will be given a private educational consultation touring Sierra Pacific’s plants and forestlands in Northern  
with a vendor based on topics they’ve expressed interest in. California.  
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