Carpenters’ Council praises moves on tariffs
VAUGHAN, ONT. — The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario has issued an announcement commending the Government of Canada and Finance Minister Bill Morneau for moving quickly to address issues relating to drywall tariffs by lowering the tariff by 30 per cent for Western Canada.
The Carpenters also said in the March 3 statement they are pleased to see the government will also direct $12 million in anti-dumping duties collected between September 2016 and January 2017 towards a grant for Fort McMurray residents who are rebuilding after the May 2016 wildfire.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal ruled in January that while U.S. firms had dumped drywall at cut-rate prices in Canada over the past few years, maintaining duties at current levels would not be in the country's best interests, the statement indicated.
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