NAFTA Panel Says U.S. Can’t Show Harm from Canadian Softwood Industry

A joint NAFTA panel, made up of 3 Canadians and 2 Americans has given the U.S. 3 months to rethink its tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber. The panel said that they couldn’t agree with the U.S International Trade Commission that there was evidence that Canadian imports were causing injury to the U.S. industry. The panel has given the commission 90 days to reconsider the evidence it used to draw its conclusion. This is the fifth time Canada and the U.S. have fought over the same issues.

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