US DOC Issues Final Determination in the Third Administrative Review of US Lumber Imports from Canada

On Thursday, August 4th, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) issued the final determination on its third Administrative Review (AR3) of US imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada.  The DOC determined that producers and exporters of certain softwood lumber products from Canada received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) covered by the AR3, January 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2020. In a separate determination, the DOC found that producers and/or exports subject to the AR3 made sales of lumber at less than normal value during the POR.

Commerce determined a total estimated countervailable subsidy rates for 2020 of:

Commerce also assigned the following weighted average dumping margins:

Bottom line:

As a result of the AR3, US imports of Canadian lumber from “all others” are now subject to a combined duty rate of 8.59%, down from 17.91%.

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