Posts Tagged ‘softwood lumber’

N.B. Premier “cautiously optimistic” about softwood exemption

February 8, 2018

After a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. in Washington, New Brunswick’s Premier, Brian Gallant, said he remains cautiously optimistic that softwood lumber from his province will get an exemption from current tariffs. New Brunswick producers have previously been exempt from softwood lumber duties, but the

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Resolute Forest Products praises Canada’s filing at WTO

January 15, 2018

MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products expressed praise for the government of Canada’s filing at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Canada launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States, challenging a host of measures inconsistent with its WTO obligations.  A statement from Resolute applauds “the Canadian action, standing up for Canadian jobs and families, the company’s

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Industry groups support government’s WTO case for lumber

January 11, 2018

The government of Canada has made a broad-ranging complaint to the World Trade Organization regarding the United States’ trade practices, including its action in the softwood lumber dispute. Several industry groups have stated their support of the legal challenge against Canada’s trading partner. Unifor’s national president, Jerry Dias, commented: “The

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Canada’s trade complaint meant to defend forestry workers

January 11, 2018

In a wide-ranging trade complaint to the World Trade Organization which was made public on Jan. 10, the Government of Canada cites almost 200 cases of alleged wrongdoing by the U.S., according to media reports. But an article on CBC News suggests the crux of the complaint has to do

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Canada appeals to NAFTA on softwood lumber issue

January 9, 2018

A report in The Globe and Mail says the Canadian government has sent letters outlining its position on the softwood lumber trade dispute to NAFTA officials. The government had previously said it would use NAFTA’s dispute settlement mechanism in it’s battle against softwood lumber duties. The Globe and Mail story

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Softwood duties take effect, legal challenges underway

January 4, 2018

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian lumber imported to the U.S. went into effect on Jan. 3. The duties are the latest step in the ongoing trade dispute of over softwood lumber. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Department of Commerce slightly lowered its previously-announced rates. “Wednesday’s anti-dumping duties cut Canfor’s rate to

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B.C.’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia a success

January 2, 2018

Last fall, the Coast Forest Products Association joined Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, on B.C.’s largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia. Along with more than 30 delegates from across British Columbia’s forest industry, Coast Forest met with key government and industry players in

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