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Canada

(Daily News)
April 16, 2009

Canada yesterday (April 15) requested consultations with South Korea at the World Trade Organization over its ban on Canadian beef. In its formal request, Canada alleged the Korean measures violate Korea's commitments under several sections of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement).


(Text Document)
April 13, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 10, 2009

The U.S. and Canada this week plunged deeper into a bilateral trade dispute as the U.S. announced it will impose 10 percent ad valorem duties on imports of softwood lumber products from the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 10, 2009

The government of Canada this week joined its industry in pushing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to allow expedited clearance for all lumber imports to the U.S. under two customs programs when the U.S. imposes a new declaration requirement on May 1.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 10, 2009

Canada and the European Union are now engaged in parallel processes of obtaining negotiating mandates for an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) and hope to obtain them in time to launch negotiations at the May 6 bilateral summit in Prague.

(Text Document)
April 09, 2009

(Daily News)
April 08, 2009

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said today (April 8) that USTR is still in talks with Canada over a lumber dispute in which the United States plans to impose retaliatory duties on Canadian lumber exports effective April 15.


(Text Document)
April 08, 2009

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 03, 2009

Clarification: The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports believes that if Canada still wishes to remedy its breach, it should implement the export tax arrangements described by the Softwood Lumber Agreement panel. The Coalition does not see how a lump sum payment could constitute a valid remedy, particularly given the panel's criticisms of lump sum payments.

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