The Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006) between the United States and Canada expired on October 12, 2015. The 2006 SLA was designed to regulate Canadian lumber exports to the US. Under the terms of the agreement, the US ended collection of anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on imported Canadian softwood lumber, and Canada imposed taxes and quantitative restrictions on softwood lumber exports to the US. “As part of the agreement, US producers agreed to a moratorium on the filing of AD/CVD petitions against softwood lumber from Canada until one year after the expiration of the SLA.” In accordance with the SLA provision, new AD/CVD cases could be filed by the US Lumber Coalition as early as October 12, 2016.
Please send an email to Deringer’s Compliance Department with any questions.