Following recent Commerce Department cuts to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports from 20% to 9%, the National Association of Home Builders says further cuts are needed to stabilize supply and bring down costs. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement after the Commerce Department lowered duties on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States: “The Commerce Department’s action to reduce duties from more than 20% to 9% on softwood lumber shipments from Canada into the ...
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