China Halts Tariffs on North American Hardwoods

The Chinese government has announced it will remove tariffs on certain species of U.S. and Canadian hardwood lumber for one year, starting Feb. 28.

Published Feb. 21, the exemption lists several North American hardwoods, including cherry, ash, oak and “other” lumber and logs. In a note to its members, the National Hardwood Lumber Association said, “Work is underway to define exactly what that will mean for these products and what the definite tariff rate will be moving forward.” The NHLA noted it would likely not have additional information for another few days.

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  1. For our business, flooring, is this a good or bad thing? I’d say it should raise our lumber costs which will lead to an increase in hardwod flooring costs.

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