North America’s forest product industry faces numerous challenges
From the Tree Tops
These are confusing times for the forest product industry. The lumber industry is facing supply issues from Pacific wild fires, mill issues from Irma, worker shortages, an uncertain U.S. housing market and a dispute between the U.S. and Canada. But prices are rising, in spite of the uncertainty.
In the infamous softwood lumber dispute between the United States and Canada, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced in late August that countervailing and anti-dumping duty cases against Canadian lumber imports has been postponed until no later than November 14. The final determinations had been scheduled for September 6th…
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