The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that the American lumber industry has been harmed by Canadian softwood lumber imports. (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press)"As we have said throughout this dispute, punitive U.S. countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber are unwarranted and troubling," she said in a prepared statement. Canada and the U.S. continue to negotiate a new softwood trade agreement. The BC Lumber Trade Council said the ruling, while not unexpected, is "completely without merit." ITC decisions in the two previous softwood lumber trade disputes didn't survive appeals, Yurkovich noted.
Source: CBC News December 07, 2017 16:52 UTC