Canada to Challenge now lowered US Lumber Duties

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Canada’s government wants to challenge the lately lowered US duties on softwood lumber, because of the “unjustified harm” those tariffs are causing. The US Commerce Department has just ruled that the new, combined “all others rate” that will apply to some Canadian softwood-lumber exports will drop to 8.59% from 17.91%.

“Canada is disappointed that the United States continues to impose unwarranted and unfair duties,” International Trade Minister Mary Ng said. “While the duty rates will decrease from the current levels for the majority of exporters, the only truly fair outcome would be for the United States to cease applying baseless duties.” Ottawa is going to request dispute settlement through the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, according to Bloomberg.

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