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Fri May 5, 2017, 11:16 PM

Canada considers retaliation for US tariff on softwood lumber

Canada is considering multiple trade actions against the US in response to tariffs on softwood lumber.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was considering banning US coal exports in response to the "unfair" tax on Canadian lumber.

The government is also looking at duties against several Oregon industries, the BBC has learnt.

Oregon has been one of the loudest supporters of an up to 24% tax on Canadian softwood lumber.

Mr Trudeau wrote to British Columbia (BC) premier Christy Clark to say that he was "carefully and seriously" considering trade action on coal exports. He said trade officials will explore next steps.


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spanone May 2017 OP
packman May 2017 #1

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Sat May 6, 2017, 12:27 AM

1. Banning coal exports?

Ouch! Wonder how all those coal miners who voted for Trump are going to take that news?

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