U.S. Court of International Trade Confirms U.S. Lumber Duties Do Not Apply to Canadian Cedar Products

According to a posting on LAW360, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to drop Canadian cedar shakes and shingles from a duty order on softwood lumber. Finding a previous investigation established that cedar falls outside the scope of the order. CIT Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves said on Monday (4/20) that Commerce’s new decision properly aligns with her November order instructing the government to reconsider subjecting cedar shakes and shingles exported from Canada with anti-dumping and countervailing duties reserved for Canadian softwood lumber while keeping in mind prior determinations.

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