The United States is Considering Extending the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement

The U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement (“SLA” or “the Agreement”) entered into force on October 12, 2006 and is currently scheduled to expire on October 12, 2013. The SLA includes a provision for extension of the Agreement for an additional two years.

The United States is considering extending the SLA through October 12, 2015. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the possible extension of the Agreement.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments should be submitted no later than 30 days after
publication of the notice.

ADDRESS: Comments should be submitted electronically via the Internet at, docket number USTR-2011-0011. If you are unable to provide submissions by, please contact Mary Sullivan Smith at (202) 395-9404 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission.