(Vancouver) – Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada filing notice today that it will be challenging the final results of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s second administrative review of the United States’ anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada under Chapter 10 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA):
“The BC Lumber Trade Council applauds today’s decision by the Government of Canada to challenge U.S. softwood lumber duties under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.”
“We remain steadfast in our position that these unfair duties are harmful to not only B.C. businesses and workers, but also U.S. consumers looking to renovate and build new homes. This is particularly concerning as these duties remain a threat to post-pandemic recovery on both sides of the border.”
“Our continued hope is that the U.S. industry will end this decades-long dispute and instead work with us to meet demand for the low-carbon wood products the world needs, including American families. Until then, we will continue to vigorously defend our industry against these baseless claims and thank the Government of Canada for standing with forest product workers and their families."