Export charge rates for 2012

If a covered softwood lumber product is exported to the United States from a region in a particular month, the amount of the charge in respect of that export is the amount calculated by applying the rate applicable for the month to the export price of the product. For more information on the applicable rates and its determination, refer to sub-sections 12 (3), (4) and (5) of the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006.

Option A regions, subject to an export charge, include AB, BC coast and BC interior. The regions of British Columbia interior and British Columbia coast are defined in the British Columbia Forest Regions and Districts Regulations.

Option B regions, subject to an export charge and volume restraint, include SK, MB, ON and QC.

2012 Export Charge Rates
Month Reference price
(US$/MBF)
BC
coast
(%)
BC
interior
(%)
AB
(%)
SK
(%)
MB
(%)
ONFootnote 2
(%)
QCFootnote 2
(%)
December US$334 10 10 10 3 3 3.1 5.6
November US$326 10 10 10 3 3 3.1 5.6
October US$341 5 5 7.5Footnote 1 2.5 2.5 2.6 5.1
September US$328 10 10 10 3 3 3.1 5.6
August US$323 10 10 10 3 3 3.1 5.6
July US$343 5 5 7.5Footnote 1 2.5 2.5 2.6 5.1
June US$321 10 10 10 3 3 3.1 5.6
May US$299 15 15 15 5 5 5.1 7.6
April US$289 15 15 15 5 5 5.1 7.6
March US$283 15 15 15 5 5 5.1 7.6
February US$269 15 15 15 5 5 5.1 7.6
January US$264 15 15 15 5 5 5.1 7.6

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