This June, the Commerce Department imposed an anti-dumping duty on Canadian Lumber imports on top of an already high tariff announced earlier in the year. In total, both taxes sum up to a 27% price increase on imported Canadian lumber.
Although this tariff is causing homebuilders to feel uneasy, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is working on a few solutions that will mitigate the effects. First, the NAHB is urging US lumber companies to increase production as well as contacting other countries for new supplies. This will allow lumber to be bought at a much lower cost. Second, the organization is promoting free trade, which will enable a steady stream of lumber without the impulsive price hikes.
While these high taxes are causing a shockwave throughout the lumber industry, our staff at Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscape are working hard to make sure you get the most for your dollar. We are committed to creating the highest quality products, and delivering the best customer service, no matter the cost.
Consider an Estes Designs alternative product that will save you money while also looking stylish and sleek. We offer a variety of durable, stylish mailbox posts including our grade-A, all-aluminum mailbox post. Competitively priced and resistant to rust, your mailbox will stand tall all year long.
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