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MP Warkentin files official submission against new drywall tariff

Grande Prairie – Mackenzie MP Chris Warkentin has filed an official submission against a new drywall tariff. The tax was brought in by the Canadian Border Services Agency at the beginning of September, after it was argued U.S. producers were selling the product in Canada at below normal prices.

However, that has caused costs to spike as high as 276 per cent. The decision is being reviewed by a the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and a final decision is expected in January.

In his letter, Warkentin notes that home sales and construction in the Peace region is down significantly, and those builders who are still in business will have to pass the price increases onto their already struggling customers. He’s asked for the tariffs to be removed immediately.

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