IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 05 May 2017 | Removal date: 30 Sep 2017
Still in force

Export ban

On May 5, 2017 President Trump signed into law a bill (H.R.244), commonly known as a “continuing resolution,” that provides appropriations for the remaining months of Fiscal Year 2017 (which ends September 30, 2017). Section 410 amounts to a near-ban on the exportation of certain timber. It states that,

No timber sale in Alaska’s Region 10 shall be advertised if the indicated rate is deficit (defined as the value of the timber is not sufficient to cover all logging and stumpage costs and provide a normal profit and risk allowance under the Forest Service’s appraisal process) when appraised using a residual value appraisal. The 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. All 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. All Alaska yellow cedar may be sold at prevailing export prices at the election of the timber sale holder.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

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.
440399 Other

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