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NAHB’s Lumber Battle Plays Out in the Press

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NAHB’s longstanding battle to maintain consistent and consistently priced sources of lumber for our members is gaining visibility in the press as your association hammers home the fallout from the trade dispute between the United States and Canada: Higher prices for home buyers.

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, along with CEO Jerry Howard and other senior staff, sat for an interview with Bloomberg to talk about how U.S. lumber companies’ insistence on higher duties for Canadian lumber imports — without a guarantee that they’ll take up the slack themselves to provide enough framing lumber for American home builders — hurts both buyers and builders.

“The point is simply to make sure that we use [the dispute] to develop long-term policies that provide for a consistent and fairly priced supply of lumber,” Howard told the reporter.

The Bloomberg story also notes that Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, views the lumber dispute as the “top trade issue between the U.S. and Canada,” and that the president himself is very critical of deals that favor foreign producers over domestic ones — another factor that will likely lead to higher prices for builders.

Read the full story here.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America. www.hbade.org

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