"The average US lumber supplier has been complaining about Canadian lumber dumping for years."
Thx, but I know that .. and I know why. The producers reduce price competition by tariffs, the price of the product goes up for artificial reasons, the company makes a windfall and the consumer pays.
I know for a fact that the tariffs on Canadian lumber were ALL rescinded by dispute resolution, the Canadians companies got their money back in all 5 instances to date and the American consumer did not get a dime back.
I have looked at this problem for years and I know the effects and actual outcomes.
Thats why Wall St takes a major tumble whenever tariffs are announced. The money men know this is nothing but an added tax on Americans and that means they will have less to spend on other things.
As I said before, I dont know of many trade wars that actually worked. What almost always happens is both countries lose and consumers pay.
: "Imposing unwarranted, protectionist
: trade barriers that hurt millions of
: American citizens in order to line the
: pockets of the large, domestic lumber
: producers is not the answer to resolve the
: U.S.-Canada lumber trade dispute, or
: encourage economic growth.
: Canada and the U.S. need to work together to
: promptly hammer out a long-term solution
: equitable to all parties that will ensure a
: lasting and stable supply of lumber imports
: into the U.S. at a competitive price."
: I'm not sure how this went from model
: building to lumber, but... The average US
: lumber supplier has been complaining about
: Canadian lumber dumping for years. This
: isn't meant to start anything with our
: Canadian model building friends. Its just
: meant to say that lumber price differentials
: are often far beyond a simple competitive
: advantage. You may wish to do some research
: on this issue and I think, very
: respectfully, after some reflection and
: serious research, that you'll see the other
: side of the argument. Again, this has been
: complained about FOR YEARS by us lumber
: manufacturers and US labor groups, so it
: isn't fair to simply blame the wealthy
: lumber barons.
: Now, having said all of this that I'd rather
: have a trade issue with Canada than with
: China or Russia! Please, my Canadian
: friends, do not take what I have said as an
: insult. I am hugging my Steve Nuttall brass
: barrels in hope.