2010-11-22

Canada may face softwood complaint

Canada could face another prosecution for cheating under the Softwood Lumber Agreement.

The U.S. government could file a case to the international arbitration court in London as early as Friday after a 40-day consultation process to iron out the dispute ended in futility earlier this week

The U.S. Trade Representative's office has complained to the Canadian government that British Columbia used the mountain pine beetle infestation as an excuse to dramatically increase the export of cut-rate lumber into the American market.