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Canada ‘Concerned’ as Buy America Rules Applied to B.C. Ferry Build

Posted November 26, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Reuters)

The Canadian government said on Tuesday it is “deeply concerned” by a State of Alaska effort to apply ‘Buy America’ rules to a ferry terminal being built in a remote northern British Columbia port town.

Under Buy America provisions, Canadian iron and steel products cannot be used in the up to $15 million rebuild of the Prince Rupert ferry terminal, located just south of the Alaska border, despite the fact that the project is in Canada.

The terminal is owned and operated by Alaska’s Department of Transportation, which leases the land from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The replacement project is being funded by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Read more here.