Export charge rates for 2012

The export charge rate is based on the region of origin of the softwood lumber product being exported to the United States. The region of origin is where the product underwent its first primary processing. However, where sawlogs are harvested in an Option A or an Option B region and undergo first primary processing in a region whose exports are excluded, the resulting softwood lumber product is deemed to have been exported from the Option A or Option B region.

Option A The regions of British Columbia interior and British Columbia coast are defined in the British Columbia Forest Regions and Districts Regulations.

The Option A regions are BC coast, BC interior and AB.

The Option B regions are SK, MB, ON Footnote 2   and QC Footnote 2 . (with volume restraints/quota)

2012 Export Charge Rates
Month Reference price
(US$/MBF)
BC
coast
(%)
BC
interior
(%)
AB
(%)
SK
(%)
MB
(%)
ON Footnote 2
(%)
QC Footnote 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 7.5 Footnote 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 7.5 Footnote 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

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Foreign Affairs and International Trade's published reports indicate that exports to the United States of softwood lumber products originating from the noted Option A region has exceeded the trigger volume by more than 1 percent. As a result the export charge rate is increased by 50 percent (50%). The surge charge is applicable to all softwood lumber product exports originating from the region for the month.

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Footnote 2

Effective March 1, 2011, additional export charges of 0.1% for Ontario and 2.6% for Quebec are imposed under amendments to the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006. For more information, please refer to Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN35, Additional Export Charges for Ontario and Quebec Regions.

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