Unifor spokesman Steve Boon says forestry operations in the district are still in a good position, after this week's trade deal.
"Obviously, we would've preferred there was some kind of settlement that came out of NAFTA that was directly tied to resolving the softwood dispute," he said.
The last softwood lumber agreement with the U.S. expired in 2015.
Boon added market conditions are good right now, and they allow mills to absorb tariffs on lumber from the area that's exported to the United States.
"I mean, it's not something you want to absorb long-term, but our mills are positioned to absorb those 20 per cent duties that are currently applied," he added.
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