The 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) requires Canada and the United States to reconcile aggregate Region-specific monthly data on the volume and value of exports of softwood lumber products from Canada to the United States (Articles XV.6 and XV.8)
The following table provides the aggregate volume information for the period January 1 2008 - June 30 2008 as compiled by the Government of Canada and approved by officials in both governments during the reconciliation process. The reconciliation process is working very well and is achieving strong results on volume reconciliation.
These data may differ from other official trade statistics of Canada and the United States as they are based on definitions of value, product coverage and entry date that are specific to the SLA.
The United States and Canada have agreed that the volume reconciliation process for January 2008 - June 30 2008 has been concluded successfully.
The Softwood Lumber Committee also reviewed the value reconciliation results for the second quarter of 2008. Different definitions of value for the export charge (Canada) and entry price (US) are taken into account in this reconciliation process. The Committee agreed that the WG will continue to work on value reconciliation and proceed to examine the data for the third quarter of 2008. These will be presented to the Softwood Lumber Committee at its next meeting.
Deputy Assistant 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 January 2008 to June 2008
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2008 - 2
2008 - 3
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2008 - 4
2008 - 5
2008 - 6
As of July 15, 2009
- 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