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- The Trump Commerce Department will start imposing duties of up to 24 percent on lumber imported from Canada. Canada has been dumping lumber on the American market below cost. Canadian exports are 70 percent of its total production to the United States. The consequence of the tariff however has not hurt shares of Canadian lumber companies. They surged after the tariffs on lumber turned out to be less aggressive. The lumber
futures also fell by $10 or 2.5% exchange in the Chicago futures market. They may decline further to 20 %.
The Maine sawmill owners are breathing a sigh of relief. Canadian lumber dumping has been devastating to American jobs and communities. Maine sawmills employed 1,996 people last year, down from 2,365 in 2001. Paper mills, wood pellet makers and firewood dealers will also see an increase in employment.
By David Oliver
Starting a Business in Maine - Maine Corporation - Maine LLC
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