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Not all of Canada is prepared for softwood duties

March 15, 2017 - According to some forest industry observers, Canada is in a better position to handle a softwood trade war with the U.S. today than it was a decade ago. But that doesn't include the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

A new report says they are likely to experience struggles if lumber duties are put into place in a few weeks. 

Some B.C.-based companies, including West Fraser, Canfor and Interfor already bought sawmills in the states during a period of peace on this issue.

“The big players in the West are now in a more comfortable position than they were 10 years ago,” head of the Quebec Forest Industry Council Andre Tremblay told the Canadian Press. “We are in a much more delicate situation now than during the last conflict.”

Read the full story at CanadianManufacturing.com

March 15, 2017  By  Tamar Atik

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