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(Daily News)
August 30, 2005

The legal twists and turns in the softwood lumber fight reflected in the U.S. victory at the World Trade Organization yesterday (Aug. 30) illustrate that only negotiations will ultimately solve the dispute between the U.S. and Canada, a U.S. trade official said today.


(Daily News)
August 29, 2005

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of the U.S. and its lumber producers, rejecting Canadian arguments that a 2004 finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission failed to bring the U.S. into compliance with an earlier panel decision, according to sources.


(Daily News)
February 25, 2005

The Canadian federal government and lumber industry next week will file a challenge against the so-called Byrd law as a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the U.S. Court of International Trade, according to John Allan, president of the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council.


(Daily News)
October 13, 2004

The U.S. will pursue an extraordinary challenge of a North American Free Trade Agreement panel decision that ordered the International Trade Commission to reverse its finding that U.S. lumber producers had not been injured by Canadian imports of softwood lumber, a U.S. trade official said today (Oct. 13). As a result of this finding, the U.S. would have to lift trade remedy duties on Canadian softwood lumber if the extraordinary challenge is unsuccessful.


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