Read also: NAFTA Group Supports U.S. Decision on Trade in Canadian Conifers Canada`s Minister of International Trade says reduced tariffs on conifer lumber imported into the U.S. are “a step in the right direction,” but added that the additional charges were “unjustified and unfair.” On April 25, 2017, the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 24% on most Canadian wood species and demanded that timber companies be subsidized by the government. [35] The tasks apply to the five companies: West Fraser Mills, Tolko Marketing and Sales, J. D. Irving, Canfor Corporation and Resolute FP Canada. West Fraser Mills pays the highest tax of 24%. BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Canada won a world trade organization dispute on Monday in a long-running dispute with the United States over U.S. tariffs on Canadian conifer timber exports. U.S.

Commitments on Trade Assistance Investigations and Some Other Measures In this gloomy political environment, the timber and timber sector is booming. Prices of wood products are rising due to increased demand associated with strained supplies due to the impact of Covid-19 on mill production at the beginning of the year and recent forest fires in western parts of the United States. In the United States, the two-man cross-saw used for logging in the good old days was rightly called “Misery Whip” like a saw for several days with the device, which led to painful misery. And the four-decade-old conflict between the United States and Canada is much like two lumberjacks who, unsuccessfully, pull a saw on a tree and grow it – a strange diplomatic purgatory for both nations. A recent WTO decision in favour of Canada, but the United States is likely to appeal and shake up the whole dispute. This is part of a growing price of wood, fuelled by increased demand and lower supply. The BC Lumber Trade Council described the remaining tariffs as “frustrating and disappointing” and said U.S. demand for wood exceeded domestic product.