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Minimum Widths

Question: What is considered a 5” Select and where is the break point between 5” and 6” wide boards?  Answer: The answer is in the Minimum Width Rule: “Ninety percent of the minimum widths mentioned in all grades of lumber shall be full width; the remaining ten percent may be up to 1/4" scant in width. This rule also applies to each stock width and to any specified width.”   So, if the lumber is green or air dried it would be 5 ¾” for the 10% allowable and the rest would... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 0 comments
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Time Limit for Quality Complaint

Question: How long does a company receiving a shipment of lumber have to report a difference in value from the invoiced amount? Answer: In the Sales Code it states that the lumber is to be inspected and measured by the receiving company and any differences reported to the shipper within 14 days of receipt of shipment. The section that states this can be found on page 85 under Article X Inspection: “Section 3. When a shipment of lumber is received under an order which did not require an... Read More
Posted by Dana Spessert at Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 0 comments
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BREAKING NEWS: APHIS Trade Alert, Stricter Enforcement of EU Phyto Rules

NHLA would like to thank the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) for notification of this important Trade Alert. Mike Snow, Executive Director of AHEC sent this alert out earlier today after meeting with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued an alert! In view of recent publicity surrounding invasive pests and plant health in Europe, EU customs authorities are looking much more closely at U.S. lumber... Read More
Posted by David George at Friday, February 1, 2013 | 0 comments
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