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January 06, 2009

(Daily News)
March 27, 2008

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) has placed a hold on the nomination of Deanna Tanner Okun to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative to press for a tougher implementation of the U.S.-Canada lumber deal aimed at restricting imports, according to sources.

(Daily News)
November 19, 2007

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) has failed in its last-minute efforts to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture from today (Nov. 19) opening the border to Canadian cattle of all ages born after the spring of 1999.

(Daily News)
September 14, 2007

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today (Sept. 14) issued a rule expanding import access for Canadian cattle older than thirty months of age, provided they are born a year and a half after Canada enforced its ruminant-to-ruminant feed ban imposed to prevent bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The rule applies to cattle that are born after March 1, 1999, and Canadian exporters need to prove the birth dates of their cattle.

(Daily News)
January 09, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Jan. 8 the U.S. will vigorously defend U.S. farm programs from a possible World Trade Organization challenge by Canada, which that day asked for formal consultations on U.S. subsidies for corn growers.

(Daily News)
May 15, 2006

The U.S. and Canada would suspend Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement for the purposes of softwood lumber under a draft legal text of the tentative softwood lumber agreement they announced last month. The 23-page draft was circulated by the Canadian federal government to provincial officials late last week.

(Daily News)
April 18, 2006

U.S. and Canadian officials have begun talks in Washington on a possible settlement to their long-running fight over U.S. countervailing and antidumping duties imposed on softwood lumber, according to informed sources. Some Canadian industry representatives are expected to travel to Washington later this week to consult on the on-going talks, which so far have just involved government officials, they said.

(Daily News)
September 06, 2005

Canadian Trade Minister James Peterson in an interview with Inside U.S. Trade has refused to rule out that Canada would return to lumber negotiations with the United States even if it does not revoke 21 percent antidumping and countervailing duties on Canadian imports.

(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.