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The American forestry industry is a critical element of U.S. manufacturing and economies of communities nationwide. 650 facilities operate in the sawmill, millwork, and treating sectors. 11 million U.S. landowners managing 640 million acres depend on a strong domestic lumber industry.


The U.S. Lumber Coalition


Canada's unfair lumber subsidies have for decades harmed the U.S. lumber industry, threatening its workers with mounting unemployment, and denying many tree farmers a market for their timber crops. The impact of these subsidies is apparent everywhere. Border measures against subsidized and unfairly traded Canadian lumber imports are essential - otherwise differences between the U.S. (mostly private) and Canadian (mostly public) timber sales systems give Canadian producers an unfair cost advantage. About half of total Canadian lumber production is shipped to the U.S. market, now accounting for approximately one third of U.S. total consumption. Left unchecked, Canadian trade practices would yield ever increasing market share for Canadian product – displacing U.S. producers, workers, and landowners, or even allowing Canadian mills to take over U.S. assets.

To learn more about Canada's lumber subsidies, and how to restore fair and free lumber trade between the two countries, see the other pages of this website.

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Press Releases

April 24, 2017. U.S. Lumber Industry Applauds Commerce Department Finding of Massive Canadian Subsidies More

November 25, 2016. U.S. Lumber Industry Petitions for Relief From Canadian Subsidies, Dumping More

October 21, 2016. U.S. Lumber Coalition Welcomes Senate Letter to President Obama Urging Continued Resolve to Obtain a U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement Fully Consistent With the Goals Established by the President and Prime Minister Trudeau More

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