As part of the requirements of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) regarding information collection and exchange, Articles XV.6 and XV.8 of the SLA require Canada and the United States to reconcile aggregate Region-specific monthly data on the volume and value of exports from Canada to the United States of softwood lumber products.
The following table provides the aggregate volume information for the period July 2007 - December 2007 as compiled by the Government of Canada and approved by officials in both governments dining the reconciliation process. This revised data reflects a substantial effort by officials in both governments to verify the accuracy of data already collected. The reconciliation process involved significant outreach efforts to the trade, which improve the quality of the data provided to each government in future months.
This data may differ from other official trade statistics of Canada and the United States, since it is based on definitions of value, product coverage and entry data that are specific in the SLA.
The United States and Canada have agreed that the volume reconciliation process for October 2006 - December 2007 has been concluded successfully.
Officials have found that the process on volume reconciliation is working well and achieving strong results. Value reconciliation will continue. Officials continue to find that the Canadian definition of export prices for permit values appropriately excludes the export charge while the U.S. definition of entry value does not allow importers to deduct the export charge.
U.S. Trade Representative for North America
Government of the United States of America
Export and Import Controls Bureau
Government of Canada
Working Group on Data and Reconciliation - Results of July 2007 to December 2007
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- Results are based on bilateral reconciliation work as required under the Softwood Lumber Agreement between officials from
Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the United States Customs and Border Protection
- The reconciliation results have been reviewed and agreed to by the Canadian and U.S. representatives of the Softwood Lumber Committee
- The report is based on permitted shipments
- The numbers are subject to corrections or adjustments
- The numbers are compiled based on conditions as set out in the SLA for region of origin