Issues—Canadian Softwood Lumber Dispute
The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) supports efforts to end the practices of subsidy and dumping by the Canadian federal and provincial governments regarding softwood lumber.
- The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) believes the Canadian federal and provincial governments have engaged in subsidizing softwood lumber production, and then dumping that subsidized lumber into the United States.
- Such practices not only undermine the principles of free trade and cooperation between the two nations, but also seriously threaten the very viability of the U.S. lumber industry and the holdings and investments of private forest landowners.
FLA supports any and all remedial measures to protect the U.S. private forest landowner and the U.S. lumber industry from subsidy and dumping, including (but not limited to) the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping duties by the U.S. government upon lumber imported into the United States from Canada and its provinces.