Trade Litigation 2017

On November 25, 2016, the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION) filed a petition alleging Canadian lumber is unfairly subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market.  B.C. is well prepared to respond to this litigation and will defend B.C.'s interests against these unfounded allegations.

Status Updates

This page lists key events and documents in the softwood lumber litigation.  Best efforts are taken to keep this page up to date.  Please also check the Government of Canada website for updates.

Company Exclusion Process:  The Department of Commerce claimed that it does not have the legal authority to conduct a company exclusion process in this company-specific investigation. 

Expedited Review:  Following publication of the CVD order (expected in December 2017 or January, 2018) companies will have 30 days to request the Department of Commerce to conduct an expedited review to establish a company specific rate for each requesting company.  See fact sheet for additional information on expedited reviews.

Preliminary AD Rates:  Canfor 7.72%; Tolko 7.53%; West Fraser 6.76%; Resolute 4.59%; all other companies 6.87% Starting June 30, 2017, preliminary AD rates are in effect until the U.S. Department of Commerce publishes its final AD determinations, expected by November 10, 2017.

Preliminary CVD Rates Issued on April 24:  Canfor 20.26%; Tolko 19.50%; West Fraser 24.12%; Resolute 12.82%; Irving 3.02%; all other companies 19.88%.  Preliminary CVD duties were in effect between April 28, 2017 and August 25, 2017.