Softwood lumber exports legislation, regulations, forms, and contacts

The Softwood Lumber Agreement 2006 has expired. However, the Act remains in force for administrative purposes to cover things like late filing, corrections, or appeals. This page contains documents, forms, and contacts that you can refer to for information.


For questions about legislation and policies related to the softwood lumber products export charge, contact the Softwood Lumber section at:

Excise Duties and Taxes Division
Excise and GST/HST Rulings Directorate
Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch
Canada Revenue Agency
20th Floor, 320 Queen Street
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5

Fax: 613-954-2226



Provincial forestry ministry contacts

Below you will find provincial forestry ministry contacts. You can contact them to get original certificates from a province attesting that you or a registrant does not hold Crown tenure rights in that province. For information about certification as an independent remanufacturer, see SWLN5 - Certification of Independent Remanufacturers.

Option A regions

British Columbia: Softwood Lumber Trade with the U.S.
Alberta: Trade, Imports & Exports - Forest Business

Option B regions

Saskatchewan: Forestry Development Branch
Manitoba: Agriculture and Resource Development
Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Québec: "Ministère en matière de connaissance du secteur de la transformation du bois" on page Soutien à l'industrie des produits forestiers (French only)

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