RANDOM LENGTHS INTERNATIONAL: Alternatives scarce as exporters adjust to stifling Chinese tariffs

EUGENE, OR, June 12, 2019 (Random Lengths International) -U.S. softwood lumber exporters are finding viable alternative destinations elusive in the near term as they scramble to adjust to a projected plunge in shipments to China.

However, the glass half-full thinking among traders and industry associations suggests that ongoing marketing efforts, and the latest response to the U.S.-China trade war, could help exporters gradually diversify offshore sales, a potentially healthy development long term.

China ramped up tariffs on U.S. shipments of softwood lumber and logs last month in retaliation to President Trump’s move to expand the depth and scope of U.S. tariffs on ...

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