US, Canada Face New Softwood Lumber Dispute

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Friday accused Canada of unfairly pricing timber harvested in British Columbia in breach of the Softwood Lumber Agreement the countries signed in 2006, requesting trade consultations under the pact.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said it appeared that the province was undercharging softwood lumber producers to harvest timber on public lands in the region, violating the export measures of the pact.

“The U.S. and Canada have been engaged in discussions regarding the apparent underpricing of timber harvested in the interior region of British...
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