OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada has fired the latest volley in the fight that began with the expiry of the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement.
Canadian officials say they plan to present the matter before the World Trade Organization (WTO), in the hopes of getting a ruling that would force Washington to refund any duties it charged on the import of Canadian timber.
U.S. sawmills maintain they need sharp duties and anti-dumping legislation to protect them from low-cost Canadian forestry products.
July 24 has been earmarked as the day Canada will make the request to the WTO.