Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Canadian Trade Policies - Dumping cheap lumber

So, now it's an entire country that wants to sue President Trump. Hey, our liberal courts have ruled in favor of those who want to ruin our country so why not Canada jumping on the bandwagon? Trump is tough on trade and has vowed to stop unfair trade practices. The first target is Canada on lumber and dairy.

In Canada, the "forests are owned by the individual provinces, and each of the provinces sets a charge for the loggers to use when they are taking trees down--In the U.S., it’s all open market, it’s all market-based prices,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It is said that Canada is unfairly subsidizing its lumber industry by selling timber from its vast public forests to Canadian producers at a very low price thus undermining our market so that we can't compete.

“Today’s ruling confirms that Canadian lumber mills are subsidized by their government and benefit from timber pricing policies and other subsidies which harm U.S. manufacturers and workers” said Cameron Krauss of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.

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Now the president needs to tackle NAFTA.

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