Banning log exports not a top priority

Bill Bourgeois Banning log exports opinion

The topic of banning log exports is increasing in popularity again.  Even if more logs were available to the secondary wood manufactures (value-added producers) it would not necessarily result in an increase in their products.  Not all remanufacturers are limited by timber/fibre supply.  However, those who are need a long-term fibre supply at a competitive cost.  There are barriers are certainty of timber/fibre supply and a desirable investment climate.