US ITC Confirms “Material Injury”

An email last week from Canada’s federal department of Global Affairs provides the latest updates on this Canada-US softwood lumber dispute:

“The US International Trade Commission (ITC) today confirmed that they have preliminarily determined that the US industry is materially injured by virtue of imports of Canadian softwood lumber into the United States. This is the first time that the ITC has found that Canadian producers cause material injury in a softwood lumber investigation. Historically, the ITC has found only that Canadian producers threaten the US industry with injury.

In addition, the US ITC rejected the arguments of the Canadian parties that certain products were not sufficiently similar to softwood lumber and should be excluded from the investigation.”

– Senior Trade Policy Officer | Agente principale des politiques commerciales,
Softwood Lumber Division | Direction du bois d’œuvre résineux