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U.S.-Canada Lumber Negotiations Continue Past Deadline

  • U.S. can file trade cases against Canada as standstill expires
  • Officials from both countries to meet in Washington this week
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Canada and the U.S. pledged to continue negotiations after failing to agree on a softwood lumber trade accord at the end of a 12-month period that allowed tariff-free imports from north of the border.

A previous pact ended in October 2015, and the subsequent yearlong moratorium allowing tariff-free trade expired Wednesday. Officials from both countries are meeting in Washington this week.