HBAFlash
Weekly Association Update: October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 25
6:30 pm
Highland Country Club
Admission Ticket $80
♣ Includes 2 drink tickets and $500 in funny money 
New Trade Deal Could Open Door for Future Lumber Talks
The new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, has the potential to yield positive developments regarding the  ongoing U.S.-Canada lumber trade dispute .
 
While the accord does not specifically address the lumber trade conflict, it does leave in place the dispute resolution mechanism from NAFTA’s Chapter 19. Now moved to Chapter 31, it allows a panel with representatives from each country that is party to a dispute to challenge tariffs that may be imposed.
 
With the negotiations on the USMCA accord now completed by the three nations, this leaves open the possibility that the U.S. and Canada can now focus on resolving bilateral trade issues regarding softwood lumber.
NC General Contractors' 2019 License Renewal Applications Now Online At NCCLiC.org
The new online license renewal system NC Contractors Licensing Central (NCCLiC.org) is live! General contractors may go online at NCCLiC.org to access their 2019 license renewal applications and complete the process quickly, easily and securely.
 
Remember for 2019 renewals, you’ll use NCCLiC. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED.
 
It’s fast – No more waiting for the mail and going back and forth with corrections.
It’s secure – The online system has state-of-the art security, so all your information is protected.
 
You’ll be able download a copy of your license certificate 24/7. This makes it easy to get an extra copy of the certificate whenever you need it.
 
Call the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors at (919) 571-4183 if you have any questions or need assistance.
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October 16
9 am-Governmental Affairs

October 23
9 am-Board of Directors

October 25
Casino Night
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Highland Country Club