Monday will see the Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement with the U.S. discussed in Ottawa.
The meeting is to determine the strategy to re-engage with the United States.
Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson says there will be several meetings in Ottawa.
Those meetings include with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and more senior officials in the ministries to stress the importance of ongoing work to achieve a managed trade agreement.
Thomson says there’s been extensive engagement, but no common ground.
“We’re here with the B.C. delegation to meet with the senior representatives of the Federal Government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Trade and others, to stress the high priority and the importance of ongoing work to achieve the managed trade agreement for softwood lumber with the U.S.”
According to Thomson, B.C. makes up 50 per cent of Canada’s softwood production, and the U.S. is an important market for Canada.