In a blow to housing affordability and a move strongly opposed by NAHB, the Commerce Department recently moved forward in doubling tariffs on Canadian lumber to nearly 18%. NAHB is urging the Biden administration to suspend these tariffs and pursue a balanced, long-term trade agreement to help stabilize lumber prices and supply.
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to stress the damaging effects higher lumber tariffs will have on the housing industry, as well as many sectors of the economy still in recovery.
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Options for Industry Members
NAHB offers tools and resources to help you navigate the lumber and supply chain crisis.
Framing Lumber Prices
See an overview of weekly price changes in the framing lumber market.
Outreach to Lawmakers
See how NAHB is addressing concerns to the Biden administration and Congress.
Lumber & Supply Chain Webinars
Watch recordings of NAHB webinars on how to adapt to the rising cost environment.
Impact in the Media
Read about NAHB’s efforts to keep lumber and supply chain issues in the headlines.
Fight the New Lumber Tariffs
Contact your member of Congress about the negative impacts of these higher tariffs.