NB Confident U.S Lumber Tariffs Exemptions Will Continue

New Brunswick’s trade-policy minister says he’s confident Atlantic Canadian lumber exports will remain excluded from U.S. duties once President Donald Trump sees the facts. Roger Melanson says he’s been working alongside the federal government to secure exclusions in place since 1982. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to release a preliminary decision by Tuesday whether to impose duties on Canadian softwood. There have been estimates the duties could range from 20-40 per cent.