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Softwood Lumber Agreement 2006

Data Reconciliation Results July 2007 - December 2007

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.

 

John Melle
John Melle
Deputy Assistant
U.S. Trade Representative for North America
Government of the United States of America

Suzanne McKellips

Suzanne McKellips
Director-General
Export and Import Controls Bureau
Government of Canada

Working Group on Data and Reconciliation - Results of July 2007 to December 2007

 

POST-RECONCILIATION RESULTS EXPORT VOLUMES (bfm)
Region of Origin2007 - 72007 - 82007 - 9
Alberta

129,278,528

118,245,238

111,148,520

BC Coastal

54,941,739

73,777,151

32,491,493

BC Interior

791,486,224

805,879,334

681,642,561

Manitoba

10,749,717

11,411,955

10,753,795

Ontario

128,472,276

127,619,693

109,904,504

Quebec

152,748,131

155,490,675

140,312,739

Saskatchewan

8,925,981

7,035,235

7,137,067

    
Totals

1,276,602,596

1,299,459,281

1,093,390,679

    
Region of Origin2007 - 102007 - 112007 - 12
Alberta

112,580,541

110,295,200

86,008,845

BC Coastal

35,265,097

35,700,290

63,709,259

BC Interior

719,846,522

625,677,833

481,377,102

Manitoba

10,912,646

9,049,010

8,786,672

Ontario

108,016,884

94,028,447

52,976,936

Quebec

128,941,978

138,198,740

115,752,637

Saskatchewan

7,579,031

6,069,891

3,653,319

    
Totals

1,123,142,699

1,019,019,411

812,264,770

 

Note:

- 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