Softwood Lumber Permitting
Since the expiry of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA), Canada and the United States have been in continued negotiations over trade in the softwood lumber industry, which is an important sector of the Canadian economy. At this time, permits are required for all softwood lumber exports to the U.S. for surveillance purposes.
As an approved agent of Global Affairs Canada, J.B. Ellis has specialized software that provides us with the ability to apply for these permits, and can be used to track export quantities by mill and province. This control mechanism also allows us to generate reports which, according to our clients, are critical in managing their export sales.
Once set up, clients simply provide us with a copy of the commercial invoice that was sent to the U.S. broker for customs clearance; we can apply for the permit from there.
J.B. Ellis has the ability to report your exports via two CBSA-approved methods:
In partnership with our U.S. agents, J.B. Ellis can help facilitate your southbound clearances. Contact [email protected] or call our office toll-free at 1-800-655-5258 for more information.
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