Softwood Lumber Agreement

15. Where a Contracting Party wishes to designate as confidential the information to be used in the arbitration proceedings, the court shall, in consultation with the parties, establish procedures for the designation and protection of confidential information. The procedures shall, where appropriate, provide for the disclosure of confidential information to representatives of the coniferous timber industry or to officials of the provincial or regional government for the purposes of arbitration. (a) to initiate an anti-dumping or countervailing investigation itself pursuant to Title VII of the Customs Act, 1930, as amended, or to a successor Act (”Title VII”) respecting imports of coniferous products from Canada. When the Title VII petition concerning the importation of coniferous products from Canada is filed, the United States rejects the petition on the basis of the irrevocable letters in Annex 5A (”No Letter of Injury”) and the USDOC statement in Annex 5B. These letters are provided by U.S. National stakeholders, who escaped more than 60% of U.S. softwood production in 2005, and one or more unions. Letters from industry associations apply with respect to the production of their members, but members whose annual softwood production in 2005 exceeds 200 million board feet must individually submit a letter without violation, charged to the threshold of 60% of U.S. production. The signed prohibitions on injury are attached to als 2006 on the effective date; (b) where the product was last recycled before export by an independent manufacturer of recycled coniferous products, the value that FOB would be determined at the facility where the coniferous wood used in the manufacture of the recycled product was subjected to its last primary processing; On May 27, the World Trade Organization issued a non-binding ruling in favour of Canada with respect to U.S.

anti-dumping duties. The decision was appealed to a legally binding NAFTA body. [15] On August 13, the panel found that while the Canadian lumber industry may be considered subsidized, doC miscalculated tariffs based on stump prices in the United States: there is no ”world price” for lumber, as the DoC has claimed, and it is therefore inappropriate for the DoC to calculate tariffs based on lumber prices. in the United States and not Canadian market conditions. [10] [16] As a result, it appealed to the DoC to reassess its method of calculating customs duties. 2. The scope of the AA 2006 may no longer be added or withdrawn after 27 April 2006 without the agreement of the Contracting Parties, irrespective of a decision, decision, destination or redefinition by a Contracting Party, the effect of which would be as follows: the coniferous timber industry is an essential part of the Canadian and American economies. Both countries have been trading timber since the 1800s, but it was not without problems. The coniferous timber dispute is one of the longest and largest trade disputes between the United States and Canada and still affects the softwood lumber industry today.

Canada is one of the world`s largest wood producers and exporters. The wood industry creates thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the mechanical engineering, transport and construction sectors….

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