DOC Makes Preliminary Countervailing Determination on Softwood Lumber

Posted by Sarah Lilly on 4/25/17 4:35 PM

In a Fact Sheet published on April 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce (DOC) made a preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination that there are critical circumstances for softwood lumber from Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be instructed to impose cash deposits based on the preliminary rates.

According to the notice, “The merchandise subject to this investigation is softwood lumber, siding, flooring and certain other coniferous wood (“softwood lumber products”). Merchandise covered by this investigation is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: 4407, 4409, 4415, 4418, and 4421.

The rates are as follows:

  • 24.12% - West Fraser Mills, Ltd.
  • 12.82% - Resolute FP Canada, Inc.
  • 19.50% - Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd & Tolko Industries Ltd
  • 20.26% - Canfor Corporation
  • 3.02% - J.D. Irving, Limited
  • 19.88% - All others

The Fact Sheet can be accessed at:

Topics: CVD, Canada, Lumber, AD/CVD

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