Canadian Lumber Groups Suing U.S. Over Alleged Subsidy

Law360, New York (May 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two Canadian lumber-industry organizations are taking legal action in the United States to enforce a ruling under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that cleared Canada of unfairly subsidizing its softwood industry.

The groups said they will file actions in the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia after both the Canadian and U.S. governments nullified a NAFTA tribunal’s ruling in favor of the lumber producers.

The NAFTA tribunal’s ruling, issued in March, was a major...
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