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

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

Author(s)Spelter, Henry

Publication Year: 2005  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: 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--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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RITS Product ID: 22863
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)
  

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