INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 Jan 2018 Definitive duty
28 Apr 2017 Preliminary duty
25 Nov 2016 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 28 Apr 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On 25 November 2016, the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations filed a petition seeking the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on certain softwood lumber products imported from Canada. On 25 November 2016 the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations filed a petition seeking the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on certain softwood lumber products imported from Canada.

On 22 December 2021, the United States International Trade Administration initiated a countervailing investigation on softwood lumber products from Canada. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 4407.10.01.01, 4407.10.01.02, 4407.10.01.15, 4407.10.01.16, 4407.10.01.17, 4407.10.01.18, 4407.10.01.19, 4407.10.01.20, 4407.10.01.42, 4407.10.01.43, 4407.10.01.44, 4407.10.01.45, 4407.10.01.46, 4407.10.01.47, 4407.10.01.48, 4407.10.01.49, 4407.10.01.52, 4407.10.01.53, 4407.10.01.54, 4407.10.01.55, 4407.10.01.56, 4407.10.01.57, 4407.10.01.58, 4407.10.01.59, 4407.10.01.64, 4407.10.01.65, 4407.10.01.66, 4407.10.01.67, 4407.10.01.68, 4407.10.01.69, 4407.10.01.74, 4407.10.01.75, 4407.10.01.76, 4407.10.01.77, 4407.10.01.82, 4407.10.01.83, 4407.10.01.92, 4407.10.01.93, 4409.10.05.00, 4409.10.10.20, 4409.10.10.40, 4409.10.10.60, 4409.10.10.80, 4409.10.20.00, 4409.10.90.20, 4409.10.90.40 and 4418.90.25.00. This investigation follows the application lodged on 25 November 2016 by Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION).

On 28 April 2017, the United States International Trade Administration imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The rate of the duty ranges from 3.02% to 19.88%. The notice imposing provisional duties was published on 28 April 2017.

On 2 November 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations. Commerce calculated final subsidy rates for mandatory respondents: for Canfor Corporation, 13.24 percent; for Resolute FP Canada, Ltd., 14.70 percent; for Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd., 14.85 percent; and, for West Fraser Mills, Ltd., 18.19 percent. Commerce also calculated a final subsidy rate for the voluntary respondent, J.D. Irving, Limited of 3.34 percent. Commerce established a final subsidy rate of 14.25 percent for all other producers/exporters in Canada.

On 7 December 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from Canada.

On 3 January 2018, the United States International Trade Administration imposed a definitive countervailing duty on imports of softwood lumber from Canada. The rate of the duty ranges from 3.34% to 17.99%. The notice imposing definitive duties was published on 3 January 2018. 

On 30 August 2021, the United States International Trade Administration amended the definitive countervailing duty on imports of softwood lumber from Canada pursuant to the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) final judgment in Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations, et al. v. United States, et al., Consol. Court No. 19-00122, issues on 18 August 2021. The rate of the duty is 14.19%. The notice amending the definitive duties was published on 30 August 2021. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

311 Wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm; railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood, not impregnated
4407 Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or endjointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.
440710 Coniferous
312 Wood continuously shaped; wood wool, flour and chips
4409 Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, Vjointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end
440910 Coniferous

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