Softwood lumber tariffs

Three of the four Atlantic Provinces may be exempted from the latest round of tariffs by Washington.

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has issued a statement that shipments of softwood lumber from Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador should be excluded from anti-dumping and countervailing duties. The statement makes no mention of New Brunswick.  A final decision on the matter is expected by late summer.

In the meantime, the Trump government has added another 6.87% on average to the anti-dumping duty.