Lawyer Brenda Swick Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on the Softwood Lumber Dispute

June 26, 2017
In the article “Canada Braces for Additional Duties on Its U.S.-Bound Softwood-Lumber Exports,” published by The Wall Street Journal, Dickinson Wright Lawyer Brenda Swick is quoted discussing the latest developments in the dispute.

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to release a decision regarding additional duties on U.S.-bound lumber exports. The department has been looking at whether Canada is selling softwood lumber, used mostly in the construction of houses, into the U.S. at below-market prices.

A new ruling against Canada could push the average tariff on Canadian softwood lumber above 30%, according to Ms. Swick. “The Americans are willing to cut a deal. They would sign a deal tomorrow but they want a quota. It’s Canada that’s unwilling,” she said.

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