The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement regarding the second administrative review by the U.S. Department of Commerce of its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada:
“The United States has always relied on Canadian lumber products to meet its domestic needs for high-quality building materials—and with the overwhelming demand from construction markets over the last year, this has never been more true.
“The U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary results of its second administrative review suggest its intention to significantly increase duties on Canadian softwood lumber later this year. This is entirely unjustified and will hurt consumers, businesses and workers on both sides of the border.
“U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber products are a tax on the American people. They make housing less affordable for Americans and hinder economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Source: Global Affairs Canada