Quote: Originally Posted by petros
Does it work for logs? Raw or cut? Why do you export raw logs? Where is your "value added"?
You said I'm being ripped off. Tell my how and explain in FULL.
This is how it has worked for logs since forever. If it is cut it is NOT a raw log. I don't export raw logs. It is not all that simple. Most of the raw log exports come from large private lands and some more specialized logs or parts of them from crown land. There are two main reasons for raw log exports. Cost of lumber production in B.C. is the main one and includes high wages, taxes by all levels of governments and the high cost of compliance with local bylaws and environmental laws. Second is that many countries do not build as we do and our mills do not cut what they want easily. Especially in second growth. I
Why don't you export loaves of bread instead of wheat?
I'm still not clear on why we export crude oil instead of refined products either. Seams to me we are missing out on a huge job creation project.