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Jul 5, 2023

Weigh In On Canadian Lumber Duties

Weigh In On Canadian Lumber Duties

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The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is asking importers and purchasers of Canadian softwood lumber to weigh in on the impact of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD). The request is part of an effort to help determine whether the Commission should revoke or leave the AD and CVD orders in place. 

The questionnaires are part of a larger ITC review of AD and CVD orders put in place in early 2018 by the US Department of Commerce. The ITC announced this review in December 2022, saying that it was meant to "determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time." Regarding the questionnaires specifically the Commission wrote that it "will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct full or expedited reviews." 

For context, the latest duty rates for affected Canadian lumber producers are below: 

anti-dumping and countervailing duties for Canadian softwood lumber 

For those interested in completing a questionnaire—Importer Questionnaire and Purchaser Questionnaire—the deadline for submission to the ITC is July 27. Instructions for submission can be found on the forms themselves.