U.S. to appeal NAFTA ruling on Canadian softwood tariffs

The U.S. government says it is appealing a NAFTA panel's ruling that concluded that Canadian softwood lumber imports do not pose a threat to American producers and the U.S. is therefore not justified in imposing tariffs averaging 27% on Canadian lumber. In addition to forcing the U.S. to end the tariffs, the decision requires the U.S. to repay duties collected from Canada since 2002.

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