Ministry of International Trade and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism

2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement - Dispute Resolution

Disputes under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement are resolved through a dispute settlement process outlined in the agreement, Article XIV.  Arbitrations are handled by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Arbitration on BC Interior Timber Pricing

There have been two other arbitrations initiated by the United States to date:

  • First Arbitration - Adjustment Factor (details)
  • Second Arbitration - Ontario and Quebec Programs: 
    The arbitration was initiated on January 18, 2008, and involved certain grant and loan guarantee programs.  The final ruling was published January 28, 2011.

Further information is available at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade website.