OTTAWA – The federal government formally requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the United States concerning the recent anti-dumping and countervailing duty determinations on imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

A statement from Global Affairs Canada says the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose punitive duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers is “unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling.”

The Government of Canada has also challenged the countervailing duties under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Softwood lumber: Final duties imposed but it’s not over yet