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A Canfor mill is seen in B.C. 2013. Canadian lumber made up about 34 per cent of U.S. consumption for most of 2016. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A Canfor mill is seen in B.C. 2013. Canadian lumber made up about 34 per cent of U.S. consumption for most of 2016. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian lumber producers make case for U.S. to refrain from imposing heavy tariffs Add to ...

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Canfor Corp. is making an 11th-hour plea for the United States to refrain from imposing hefty lumber tariffs as the B.C. producer and other Canadian forestry firms claim their innocence.

U.S. producers say preliminary countervailing duties must be slapped on new Canadian lumber shipments south of the border, and also argue that “critical circumstances” exist for the tariffs to be backdated 90 days in the trade war.

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