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Softwood Lumber Deal: Who Supports It?


January 1, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

MONTREAL, QC — Nine large companies that are all among the top 30 Canadian softwood producers of 2002 expressed their support of the softwood lumber deal between Canada and the United States.Montreal…

MONTREAL, QC — Nine large companies that are all among the top 30 Canadian softwood producers of 2002 expressed their support of the softwood lumber deal between Canada and the United States.

Montreal-based forest products giant Abitibi-Consolidated is supporting the deal, as well as BC-based companies: Weyerhauser, Slocan, Riverside, Tolko, Lignum, Interfor, Pope and Talbot and Weldwood.

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The controversial deal would give Canadian lumber duty-free access to 31.5% of the U.S. softwood market with stiff tariffs above that level. It will replace the previous 27% U.S. duties slapped on Canadian softwood.


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