US To Investigate Possible Canadian Paper Mill Subsidies

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Thursday agreed to examine whether a financial package reportedly offered by Canada to restart a Nova Scotia paper mill violates trade agreements after a Maine congressman raised concerns about the deal. 

In a letter to Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, who had asked the trade official to look into the matter, Kirk said that news reports about a provincial government offering a $125 million aid package to a company interested in reviving a paper mill in Port Hawkesbury "raise troubling questions...
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