Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

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Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

Postby NRGeep » Wed May 03, 2017 1:55 pm

If this proposal becomes reality how could this effect New England railroads?
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Re: Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

Postby kilroy » Thu May 04, 2017 2:28 pm

I don't know specific situations but in general:

Tariffs raise the price of imported goods. If the price of Canadian lumber becomes higher than other lumber in the market, buyers will go elsewhere for supply. If the new source for lumber is ME, VT or NH, then they may not lose (but probably do to trucks). If it is OR, WA or MN, ND or the like, then they lose.
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Re: Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

Postby CN9634 » Thu May 04, 2017 4:18 pm

Mostly impacts western lumber guys. Read the fine print, depends on usage of crown land, Irving for example one of the larger exports in this part of the world only gets a 3% tariff. Also, some lumber guys are in both US and Canada and are in the process of filing exceptions.

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Re: Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

Postby newpylong » Sat May 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Does Irving operate forestry in the US? Nearly all of lumber at Home Crappot is Irving sourced in New England.
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Re: Canadian lumber tariffs and NE RR's

Postby bigfreight » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:48 pm

Irving Forest does have some operations in Maine. The have a White Pine mill in Dixfield ME with no rail service and a mill in the Ashland Me possibly the old Levesque mill which I believe has rail service.
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