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Softwood lumber agreement with Canada

2006 softwood lumber agreement with Canada

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the 2006 softwood lumber agreement between the United States and Canada will terminate on 12 October 2015, and that CBP will discontinue enforcement of the regulations implementing the 2006 softwood lumber agreement effective 13 October 2015. CSMS# 15-000744


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The CBP release states that CBP will no longer enforce certain requirements relating to the 2006 softwood lumber agreement (2006 SLA) relating to the export permit number, the region of origin, and the original maritime certificate of origin.

CBP will continue to enforce the 2008 softwood lumber agreement (2008 SLA) and the related reporting requirements for shipment of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products shipped from any country into the United States and subject to the importer declaration program.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 |

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 |

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