There’s some nervousness for Alberta’s forestry companies. But there’s also talk of new opportunity in China. The Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States is about to close, and Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade sees reaching a deal as ‘very unlikely’.
“It comes to a close in less than three weeks,” Deron Bilous said in an interview following his address to the China-Canada Business Association. “Obviously the Government of Canada is continuing to try to reach an agreement with the United States. But my message to the Alberta Forestry Products Association is that we need to actively pursue diversifying our markets.” read more >>