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Canada Starts Appeal of U.S. Softwood Lumber Tariff Decision

(Vicki Needham – The Hill)

The Canadian government on Wednesday said it has launched a legal challenge to hefty duties imposed by the United States on its softwood lumber industry.

Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, said Ottawa is following through with an appeal of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision made in November to levy countervailing and anti-dumping duties on lumber imports.

“The Government of Canada will continue to vigorously defend our industry and its workers against protectionist trade practices,” Freeland said in a statement.

“U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber are unfair, unwarranted and troubling,” she said. Click here to read more.

Related: Canada Criticizes U.S. Softwood Lumber Duties, Vows to Resist (Reuters)