US Mulls Sanding Down Canadian Lumber Duties

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT) -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is considering slashing or entirely eliminating import duties on Canadian softwood lumber, which has been at the center of a bitter trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada for more than two decades.

The USTR said Friday it decided to reconsider the duties after the Canadian Parliament in March introduced an amendment to the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act that would provide for the collection of an additional export charge of 10 percent on softwood lumber products from...
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