New Brunswick’s Lumber Exports Are Down

CIBC analysts say lumber exports to the United States of New Brunswick have declined slightly.
Canadian lumber exports to the United States are down about six per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to federal statistics analyzed by CIBC.

Ontario and Quebec are the only two provinces that saw their lumber exports increase.

Canada decided on Tuesday to bring the dispute with the United States over softwood lumber trade to the World Trade Organization (WTO). A similar battle lasted four years leading to a temporary agreement in 2006.

Canada also challenged countervailing duties earlier in November by using the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) dispute resolution system.

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About the Author: James Johnson

James Johnson is one of the lead editors for NB Post Gazette. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. James specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.

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