Last week, the Commerce Department followed up on a trade dispute that's been up in the air since the U.S. and Canada's Softwood Lumber Agreement expired in October 2015 with a plan to collect an average of about 20% on lumber entering the country from Canada.
The moved generated a wide range of reaction in the industry, but we wanted to hear from our readers, too.
In a poll earlier this week, we asked whether it was conducive (or counterproductive) of the Department of Commerce to slap tariffs on Canadian lumber.
The largest share of respondents -- 48% -- said "bad move: Bad for the consumer, and bad for the housing market." Another 23% said "don't know: It's a complicated ecosystem, and only time will tell."
For those who embraced the move with more certainty: 29% answered "good move: Good for U.S. mills, and good for future negotiations."
What do you think? Take our poll here.