US cuts softwood duties by half as trade dispute lingers

The Tree Frog Forestry News
August 5, 2022
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canada plans to challenge US duties on softwood lumber despite US announcement that the key rate will fall by half. In related news: Canadian producers and local government express frustration, while the US Lumber Coalition supports US duty action. In other Business news: Interfor and Resolute report positive Q2, 2022 results, Catchmark Timber reports a loss; and more on Drax’s BC wood pellet acquisition. 

In other news: BC’s wildfires to rise as hot weather returns; Oregon withdraws controversial wildfire risk map; California’s carbon offset program is undercapitalized; and wildfire updates from BC (Okanagan and Kootenay regions); Northern California; Montana; and Oregon. Elsewhere: wood building highlights from the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture; Wisconsin’s AIA Design Award Winners; and BC Wood’s upcoming Global Buyers Mission.

Finally, BC’s Environment Minister blasts latest old-growth and climate change protests.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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