Canada Mounts WTO Challenge To Lower U.S. Duties On Softwood Lumber

Canada will challenge U.S. softwood lumber export duties through the World Trade Organization. The U.S. Department of Commerce has set a new average duty rate of 8.9% on Canadian softwood lumber imports, down from the original 20.2% rate applied in 2018.

 

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Roseburg Welcomes Lynn Wilson, Jim James To Its Board Of Directors

Roseburg Forest Products has named Lynn Wilson, a former vice president with Louisiana-Pacific, and Jim James, former CEO and chairman of Ideal Industries, to the company's board of directors. “Lynn and Jim bring decades of experience and expertise in key focus areas for Roseburg,” said Roseburg owner and Board Chairman Allyn Ford.

 

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Ukraine's Ban On Wood Exports Ruled Illegal

A dispute settlement panel, set up under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, ruled that Ukraine's ban on all exports of unprocessed wood is not legal. The ruling means that Ukraine must quickly remove its 2015 export ban on all unprocessed wood.

 

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Trade Crisis Looms Between Australia & China - In Forests & Sea

China ramped up its trade assault on Australia with tariffs of up to 200% on Australian wine and enacted trade bans on Australian logs and crayfish. China's export ban is forcing the Australian timber industry to find opportunities in local markets in order to save jobs.

 

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