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Trump Brushes Aside Trudeau Trade Penalty Threats over Softwood Lumber

Posted May 08, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

The Trump administration says it won’t be swayed by trade threats from the Canadian government, after the northern neighbour warned it could start targeting American industries if the softwood lumber dispute drags on.

The administration’s commerce secretary issued a statement Saturday saying those threats will not influence the course of action the U.S. takes in the lumber dispute.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the decision to slap duties averaging 20 per cent on Canadian lumber was based on the facts presented – not on political calculations. Click here to read more.

Related:

Trudeau Vows Action Against U.S. Softwood Lumber Tariff (Canadian Press)

Clark Stands by Trade Threats to U.S. on Eve of B.C. Election (Globe & Mail)