U.S. Homebuilders Ask Congress to Lift Tariffs on Lumber, Metals

November 19, 2021
Marcy Nicholson - Bloomberg

U.S. homebuilders are calling on the Biden administration to temporarily lift tariffs on China and Canada to ease supply-chain bottlenecks that are hurting housing affordability.

“Until a long-term solution can be reached, Congress and the administration should temporarily suspend duties on a wide array of imported building materials and goods, from Canadian softwood lumber to Chinese steel and aluminum,” National Association of Home Builders Chairman Chuck Fowke told lawmakers in comments reposted Wednesday on the group’s website.


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