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Embargoes On and Off: Some Effects of Ending the Export Ban on Federal Logs and Halting Exports of State-Owned Logs

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Congress is considering two policy changes that would greatly affect the northwest's timber economy through old-growth exports. One, permitting export of federal logs, would expand high-grade log exports about 630 million bd. ft. annually (about 50%), raising high-grade log prices about $100/mbf and reducing export prices of high-grade logs by about $100/mbf. The other change, allowing states to regulate exports of their logs, would reduce high-grade exports by about 35%, trimming their domestic prices by about $50/mbf and raising their export prices about $150/mbf, assuming the northwest states would end export sales. Lower grade log markets would be affected to a much lesser degree under either proposal. West. J. Appl. For. 4(3):77-79, July 1989.
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Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Trade Research, 4043 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Publication date: 1989-07-01

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