Softwood Lumber Exports to US: 2014 Export Allocation Methodologies

December 31, 2013

EICS has released a notice to exporters of softwood lumber to the United States. It is avaiable at:


Small Exporters and Diversification

December 26, 2013

Exporting. Globalization. Diversification. These are big terms, and we usually associate them with big business. We can even go as far as to think that in a great, big, new, trading world, small business really doesn't fit the model, doesn't really belong in the game - that you really need size and scale to compete successfully.

EICS Bulletin: Correction Period for November Softwood Lumber Permits

December 20, 2013

Brokers are advised that the correction period for November 2013 Softwood Lumber permits ends December 9, 2013 at 17:00 ET.

We remind you of the importance of submitting correct information on permits as this is imperative to the operation of the Softwood Lumber Agreement.

Canadian international merchandise trade, October 2013

December 19, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 4 December 2013 release by Statistics Canada.

Canada's merchandise imports declined 1.2% and exports decreased 0.3% in October. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $303 million in September to a surplus of $75 million in October.