A.D. Rutherford International is highly experienced with the processing of both hardwood and softwood lumber going across the border. Our lumber brokerage experts work closely alongside both lumber mills, lumber buyers, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). Our team is highly proficient at navigating the complex intricacies of the softwood lumber dispute between the U.S. and Canada and are up to date on any changes suggested to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) on lumber-related goods.
We work hard to achieve the most beneficial tariff treatments as per current free trade agreements to ensure that all our clients’ forest products are duty-free. We research the most efficient methods to import lumber and export lumber based on the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). Using our state of the art automation system, we handle electronic requests to process permits for exporting lumber shipments into the U.S. through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). This makes for a simple, efficient exporting procedure that allows Canadian-based lumber specialists to export into the U.S. with ease.