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Canada Imposes 276% Tariff on US Drywall Imports

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posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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So NAFTA isn't as "free trade" as we have been led to believe I see.

Another example of "Free For Them, Not For Us" practices we have seen with our "trade allies" in recent years.

globalnews.ca...




Drywall prices across Western Canada are shooting through the roof after the federal government imposed an anti-dumping tariff of up to 276 per cent on gypsum board products being imported from the United States.

Builders and suppliers say the tariff threatens the stability of the industry and could also impact the rebuilding efforts at fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

Doug Skrepnek the CEO of WSB Titan, Canada’s largest independent gypsum supplier, says the unexpected tariff has resulted in drywall price increases of 50 per cent or more in the last week.

The Canada Border Services Agency imposed the preliminary tariff last Tuesday on U.S. gypsum board imported into Canada for use in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.




posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: infolurker
prepare for more damaging global economic issues.
this I can promise you :/



posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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Canada Imposes 276% Tariff on US Drywall Imports


Am I misunderstanding something here, about economics, or is that not a First World problem?



It's like a First World tariff.




posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: Dan00
It's like a First World tariff.




Whats your point?
costing a lot more to build a house will have rippling effects.



posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX



Whats your point?


My point is that there seems to be a glut and demand of and for building materials made of gypsum in North America. Oh to have such problems.



costing a lot more to build a house will have rippling effects.


Not using native building materials will have a rippling effect.

What's your point?



P.S. One of those stars is from me.


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posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 11:29 PM
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originally posted by: Dan00


Canada Imposes 276% Tariff on US Drywall Imports


Am I misunderstanding something here, about economics, or is that not a First World problem?






yea, youre missing a lot on basic economics, and possibly more than economics presumably



posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

That could be true.

Would you explain to me what it is that I am missing? Being as it is that the world's largest open-pit gypsum mine is located in a Canadian territory?

Gypsum Seeking Canadians, Go Home!



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posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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Home owner getting ready to sell a place, here- gypsum might be the worst material I've ever dealt with. Three hundred bucks worth sitting within pissing range of me right now.

My next place won't have a square foot of the stuff.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

I'm a drywaller in Canada, here's the scoop. Canada's only drywall producer complaint Ed to the government about the competition board coming in from the states, went to court and got the tariff slapped on....they then immediately raised their Canadian drywall prices to match the landed imported drywall cost

We in the industry of buying and using drywall are very unhappy with this Canadian company and rallying to boycott it and hopefully take legal action against these greedy evil bastards.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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a reply to: The Great Day

Why are you taking our gypsum (why are you using American drywall)?

I ask this knowing that Canada is presently experiencing a construction boom the likes of which hasn't been seen in some time.




posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 12:05 AM
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not to mention there should be no tariffs between nations in a free trade agreement.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

OH YEAH ,Trump has said he will fight the money war before...



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

When a host country levies such things it's typically because their local manufacturers cannot compete and in order to keep the local manufacture in business they levy tariffs on trade to protect those industries.

The U.S. hasn't really done much in that way with the rise of Wal-Mart and other big box stores... instead they use free trade as leverage to raise the standards of living in those countries or face larger sanctions for not complying to the human rights accords that the UN states that they have signed onto in agreement to comply with.

So as a neighbor a tariff is better than a ban or doing the local industry in destroying jobs and industry that cannot compete locally. As the ban would cause a friend to quickly become an enemy.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 01:12 AM
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Right..and how much did the U.S, screw Canada for in softwood lumber, lost in court then still screwed around..give me a break.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Perhaps the exportation and importation of products already under heavy industry within it is a bad idea unless there is a very large costumer demand for it...

Of course such a thing would mean absolutely no corporate lobbies of any kind as they could start influences of corruption... that sort of thing already goes on way more than enough already.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 01:28 AM
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This directly effects me as I'm a drywall contractor in canada and I actually boycott the Canadian brand of mud and the American drywall products are just better.
It's already slower than last year and the last thing I need is more bs getting in the way! I supply materials on my jobs and they already are expensive enough.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 01:37 AM
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a reply to: Slickinfinity

Straight from the Bass's mouth... someone in the industry and affected by it. Can't get any more real than that as experience goes... although others might disagree they aren't here.

Thanks.

p.s. the Bass's mouth was in relation to your signature.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
...although others might disagree they aren't here.


I would be hard pressed to find a Canadian that would be displeased watching CertainTeed and the Federal government get slapped around over this.

It is absolutely ridiculous.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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Wait, your socialist president wants to impose higher taxes???

That's a breathtaking revelation....

-Christosterone



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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The point is it's fine for Canada to tariff the hell out of a product to the benefit of it's own citizens, but if you even mention the USA tariff something you're an anti-globalist racist hate monger etc etc.







 
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