New Drywall Tariff

Just when young Canadians thought housing prices were already unattainable! 

On September 6, 2016, the CBSA imposed a provisional duty on imports of drywall from the United States into British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. 

As a result, the price of drywall in Western Canada has gone up by 50% from an average of $10 to $15. 

Homebuyers are expected to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 more for their houses as a result.

We are calling upon the government to look at ways to mitigate this cost to small businesses.