NAFTA Panel Affirms ITC’s Determination of U.S. Softwood Lumber Decision

In response to a 5-0 decision, in which a NAFTA panel affirmed an International Trade Commission’s (ITC) findings that the U.S. softwood lumber industry has been materially injured by Canadian subsidies to their forest products industry; Zoltan van Heyningen, Executive Director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, issued the following statement. “The U.S. Lumber Coalition is very pleased with the decision of the NAFTA panel completely affirming the ITC softwood lumber injury remand determination, in which the ITC once again found that unfairly traded Canadian softwood imports harm U.S. producers and workers.” U.S. Lumber Coalition Co-Chair and Co-President of Pleasant River Lumber Company, Jason Brochu said, “Now that the NAFTA panel has affirmed the ITC determination, the U.S. lumber industry, and the 350,000 hardworking men and women who support it, will continue to have the chance to compete fairly. We applaud the U.S. government for its vigorous defense of the ITC’s unanimous injury determination.”

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