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softwood

1. the open-grained wood of any of numerous coniferous trees, such as pine and cedar, as distinguished from that of a dicotyledonous tree
2. any tree yielding this wood

softwood

Wood from trees with needles and that produce cones, typically evergreen; includes cedar, cypress, Douglas fir, hemlock, pine, spruce, and tamarack. See also: Masonite

softwood

Wood from the evergreens; usually relatively soft and easy to cut and work, although some woods so classified in the US are harder than others classified as hardwood.
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In June, the Trump Administration announced new tariffs for Canadian softwood lumber entering the United States.
9 million cu m of softwood lumber in 2016, which was the highest volume exported since 2006.
The fairly new markets for softwood lumber in countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East have grown rapidly the past ten years and this expansion continued in 2015 despite the fall in oil revenue and political instability in the region.
In an interview with Khaleej Times in 2013, SPF Precut Lumber President, Muhammad Amir, stated that his company goal was to achieve a 65 per cent market share for all softwood lumber exported to the Middle East from British Columbia (BC), Canada.
Analyzing US softwood lumber industry shipment data for the period 1985 to 2010, this study finds that the industry experienced four cycles.
Under the deal, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, which was due to expire in 2013, will remain in effect through 0ctober 2015.
Canada was also concerned that the US$5 billion in estimated duties on softwood lumber collected by the United States would eventually be distributed to U.
Furthermore, as the cost of softwood lumber rises, remodeling costs rise, and subsequently, remodeling orders fall.
Customs and Border Protection's requirements under the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008, the Secretary of Homeland Security should direct the Commissioner of CBP to report to Congress on how the agency plans to fulfill the requirements of the act upon the expiration of international agreements related to softwood lumber.
However, a new softwood lumber accord between the U.
Department of Commerce (DOC) on Canadian softwood lumber exporters.