The Biden Administration’s Commerce Department announced that it will double anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, from 8.99% to 17.99%. Earlier this year, Commerce said it planned to increase the tariffs to 18.32% but agreed to further study the issue after significant bipartisan pushback from Congress, which AGC supported at the time.
AGC is again supporting congressional efforts to delay and/or roll back these tariffs. We expect there will be bipartisan pushback to the Commerce Department’s decision to unilaterally raise the price of imported lumber at a time of unprecedented increases in the cost of construction materials (including wood products).
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