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Title: Defining the rift : U.S. economist examines the consequences of the differences in U.S. and Canadian stumpage valuations

Author: Spelter, Henry;

Date: 2005

Source: Timber processing. (Apr. 2005): pages 24, 26.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: If America had Canada’s stumpage system, then there wouldn’t be much of a dispute. But the reality is there are two distinct models of timber valuation, and the core of America’s complaint vis-à-vis Canada is that, as a result, there is an asymmetry in the market where the two sides compete: on the one hand all producers have equal access under the same rules and standards to the U.S. lumber market, but at the timber supply level a different and exclusionary Canadian lumber pricing model provides wood at rates that disadvantage U.S. competitors. Canadians acknowledge that Canada has a competitive advantage in the way it prices timber, but claim it’s not a subsidy.

Keywords: Forest products, Canada, United States, statistics, timber, prices, timber, valuation, forest products industry, economic aspects, stumpage prices, timber sales, logs, mensuration, foreign trade regulation

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Spelter, Henry 2005. Defining the rift : U.S. economist examines the consequences of the differences in U.S. and Canadian stumpage valuations. Timber processing. (Apr. 2005): pages 24, 26.


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