NLBMDA urges softwood quota resistance

NLBMDA urges softwood quota resistance

The NLBMDA is asking Canadian officials to resist quota agreements with the United States that would create an export tax on softwood lumber shipped to U.S. customers. Don DeGroot, an NLBMDA board member and president of R.E. Sweeney Lumber Co. in Fort Worth, Texas, met with Canadian officials, expressing concern that the quota will create pricing instability, will create costs that will be passed from dealers to consumers, and would force U.S. companies to look to other countries for a portion of quality softwood supplies.

The NLBMDA (www.dealer.org) is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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