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Leveling the playing field


August 30, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Ottawa, ON The Canadian forest products industry has also got a boost from the World Trade Organization. WTO memb…

Ottawa, ON The Canadian forest products industry has also got a boost from the World Trade Organization. WTO members have agreed to the establishment of a framework for negotiations that will allow the organization’s Doha Development Agenda to move forward.

"This announcement is very good news for the Canadian forest products industry and the over 250,000 employees and 300 communities that are dependent on the industry to export its products," said FPAC president and CEO Avrim Lazar. "The competitiveness of Canada’s forest products industry is second to none, but the industry has in the past been subjected to far too many anti-competitive trade practices. Reaching a successful conclusion to the Doha negotiations will be an important step towards ensuring that the forest products industry and other exporting sectors, are able to compete on a level playing field."

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