Canada starts legal challenge of ‘troubling’ U.S. lumber duties

Chrystia Freeland

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa has launched legal challenges of U.S. duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.

The duties are “unfair, unwarranted and troubling,” harm Canadian lumber producers and raise U.S. home-building costs, Freeland said in a statement.

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