IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 16 Dec 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

On December 16, 2014 the president signed into law a bill (H.R.83) entitled the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015." Among the many items in this wide-ranging bill, now Public Law No: 113-235, is a provision restricting exports of Alaskan timber.
Division F, Title IV, Section 411 places restrictions on timber sale in Alaska's Region 10, one of which generally reserves these goods to domestic purchasers. It states that 'western red cedar timber from those sales which is surplus to the needs of the domestic processors in Alaska, shall be made available to domestic processors in the contiguous 48 United States at prevailing domestic prices,' but that ''a'll additional western red cedar volume not sold to Alaska or contiguous 48 United States domestic processors may be exported to foreign markets at the election of the timber sale holder.'
 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

031 Wood in the rough
4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
440320 Other, coniferous
440349 Other
440391 Of oak (Quercus spp.)
440392 Of beech (Fagus spp.)
440399 Other
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
440721 Mahogany (Swietenia spp.)
440722 Virola, Imbuia and Balsa
440725 Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti and Meranti Bakau
440729 Other
440791 Of oak (Quercus spp.)
440792 Of beech (Fagus spp.)
440793 Of maple (Acer spp.)
440794 Of cherry (Prunus spp.)
440795 Of ash (Fraxinus spp.)
440799 Other
313 Wood, rough or treated; railway sleepers; poles
4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
440310 Treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives

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