Department of Commerce to raise duty rates on importations of Canadian softwood lumber.

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the final results of their second administrative reviews on anti-dumping and countervailing duty (ADD/CVD) orders regarding certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

Instead of maintaining or reducing the current duty rate of 9%, the Commerce Department decided to double the duty rate on Canadian softwood lumber to 17.9%. The new duty rates will also apply retroactively to softwood lumber imports from companies subject to the second administrative review.

If you have any questions about how the results of the administrative review will impact your business, contact David Hsu by phone/text anytime to: 832-896-6288 or by email at