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Softwood Lumber Dispute

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal government will aggressively defend Canada’s forestry sector in the face of the latest U-S trade ruling. The U-S International Trade Commission unanimously voted that American producers have been harmed by imports of subsidized Canadian lumber. Most Canadian producers will now pay a combined countervailing and anti-dumping rate of 20.83 per cent, and producers have already paid about 500 million dollars in deposits for the duties. Carr says the duties are unnecessary and Canada has already launched challenges under NAFTA and at the World Trade Organization.

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