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Exorbitant Duty on Drywall Harms Business, Home Buyers

Ottawa – September 16, 2016 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today expressed extreme concern over the recently announced provisional duties on gypsum board (drywall) by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  CBSA invoked the Special Import Measures Act on September 6th, making a preliminary determination of alleged dumping with respect to certain gypsum board originating from the United States to Western and Northern Canada. Unfortunately, the ensuing duties, effective immediately, will have far reaching detrimental effects on struggling Canadian businesses and economies.

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