American support for NB exemption on softwood lumber duties

Provincial Trade Minister Roger Melanson says the governor of Maine is expected to support New Brunswick’s bid for an exemption from the latest American softwood lumber tariffs. Governor Paul LePage says he will express his support for the exemptions in a meeting at the White House today.

It was announced earlier this week that three of the Atlantic provinces would likely be exempted from the tariffs which now total an average of 27%.  New Brunswick was not included in that exemption.