Fee in Lieu of Manufacture

All export fees are to be paid to the government for timber exported under an exemption and are non-refundable. Note that no fee is due for timber/logs with a Canadian destination and fee rates for blanket Order in Council (OIC) exemptions are specific to each exemption.

Fees for the interior zone and all deciduous timber

For all deciduous timber and timber under Ministerial exemption in the interior zones (all areas in the Province outside the coastal zone) the Fee in Lieu (FiL) of manufacture remains at the minimum base rate of $1.00/m3 for all species and grades.

Fees for the coastal zone

For timber under Ministerial exemption in the coastal zone the FiL is calculated individually by timber mark, species and grade, and is based on domestic log values.

For coastal BCTS Timber Sale Licences (TSLs) advertised on or after July 1, 2019, a variable FiL policy is in effect, based on the appraised Estimated Winning Bid (EWB) of the TSL. The FiL percentage will be identified in the Safety and Highlights report for each TSL and is in effect for the duration of the TSL.

Coast wide implementation of the variable FiL is effective December 15, 2020 to align with an update to the Coast Market Pricing System (MPS).

Coast Domestic Log Values

Effective March 1, 2013, the coast domestic log values are combined old and second growth log prices that create one blended, volume-weighted average price, by species, by grade, for the latest 3-month data available at the beginning of each month.

Since March 2013, domestic log value tables are updated and posted monthly.