Video: Trade Rep's Answer on Lumber Should Worry All CMs

by Sean Shields

At a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Trade last Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was asked by Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) about the Administration’s current approach to resolving the softwood lumber dispute with Canada.  Rep. Marchant had recently become concerned as lumber costs have surged upwards due in large part to the lumber tariffs.

Lighthizer’s response in the video below should have every lumber buyer and consumer in the U.S. deeply concerned.

This lack of urgency is one of the reasons why SBCA is hosting a Legislative Fly-In Day in Washington, DC, June 11-13, and will be focusing heavily on trade policy.  Our goal is to meet with members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance to discuss the ways in which recent U.S. trade action on both lumber and steel is negatively impacting the component manufacturing industry. Register today and help give our industry a voice on this issue.