“While the reduction in tariffs is a step in the right direction for some Canadian producers, Canada is disappointed that the United States continues to impose unjustified and unfair tariffs on Canadian coniferous timber,” International Trade Minister Mary Ng said in a statement Tuesday. On 13 September 2002, Canada requested consultations with the United States pursuant to Article 4.8 of the USD (Urgent Procedure) with a view to the definitive positive conclusion of sales below fair value (dumping) of certain coniferous products from Canada (inv. A-122-838) announced by the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) on 21 March 2002, pursuant to section 735 of the Tariff Act 1930, as amended on 22 May 2002 (Final Determination). Among the measures at issue are the initiation of the investigation, the initiation of the investigation and the final conclusion. The U.S. Department of Commerce said it concluded that imports of Canadian conifers were unfairly subsidized. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimated softwood imports from Canada at CAD 7.6 billion in 2016 ($5.6 billion; £4.3 billion). (f) U.S.
domestic stakeholders, which are companies and associations representing more than 60% of U.S. coniferous production in 2005, have submitted to USDOC the irrevocable letters on the effective date, described in Article V and annexed to Annex 5A, to enter into force on the effective date; and the United States has certified that letters together accounted for more than 60 per cent of U.S. coniferous production in 2005; (7) “boarding foot” or “BF” means the volume of wood corresponding to a board one inch 12 inches wide and one foot long. In the calculation of board legs, nominal sizes are accepted; On April 1, 2019, the United States The Department of Commerce initiated the first administrative review (AR1) of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations applicable to imports of certain coniferous products from Canada.   The Department of Commerce made its preliminary decision for the first administrative review on February 7, 2020. The provisional determination included a tax rate applicable to exports during the review period (April 28, 2017 to December 31, 2018) and a new cash deposit rate applicable to new lots once the review is complete. The rates only apply to companies covered by the first administrative check.   On April 15, 2005, Canadian Trade Minister Jim Peterson announced that the federal government would provide Canadian coniferous associations with $20 million in compensation for their legal costs related to the litigation with the United States.
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