U.S. Lumber Coalition Comments on Latest Canadian Softwood Lumber Subsidy Canadian government’s industry aid puts U.S. jobs at risk
June 1, 2017| | Download Resource
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June 1, 2017
U.S. Lumber Coalition Comments on Latest Canadian Softwood Lumber Subsidy
Canadian government’s industry aid puts U.S. jobs at risk
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Lumber Coalition released the following statement in response to the Canadian government’s announcement of C$867-million in additional subsidies for Canadian softwood producers. The new funding adds to existing government subsidies boosting the Canadian softwood lumber industry, creating an uneven playing field with the U.S. lumber industry and putting American jobs at risk.
“Today’s announcement of a new government subsidy for Canadian softwood lumber producers only further tilts the trade scale in Canada’s favor, threatening more than 350,000 jobs in communities across the United States,” said U.S. Lumber Coalition spokesperson, Zoltan van Heyningen. “The U.S. Commerce Department’s recent anti-subsidy duties were a step in the right direction, and we appreciate the Administration’s support. But Canada continues to push back and refuses to play by the same set of rules.
We need a level playing field and must limit the flow of unfairly subsidized softwood lumber shipments flooding the U.S. market, driving American lumber manufacturers out of business.”
To learn more about Canada’s lumber subsidies and how to restore fair lumber trade between the two
countries, visit: www.uslumbercoalition.org.