U.S. Trade Commission Rules to Keep Lumber Tariffs in Place

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Originally Published by: U.S. International Trade Commission — November 30, 2023
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The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from Canada will remain in place. 

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

Today’s action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on these five-year (sunset) reviews.

The Commission’s public report Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-566 and 731-TA-1342 (Review), USITC Publication 5479, December 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews. 

The report will be available by January 17, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.