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US Trade Rep Blasts Canada WTO Complaint About US Duties

US Trade Rep Blasts Canada WTO Complaint About US Duties
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:24 PM

Canada's filing of a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the United States' anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties is "broad and ill-advised," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.

"Canada's new request for consultations at the WTO is a broad and ill-advised attack on the U.S. trade remedies system," Lighthizer said in a Wednesday statement. "U.S. trade remedies ensure that trade is fair by counteracting dumping or subsidies that are injuring U.S. workers, farmers, and manufacturers. Canada's claims are unfounded and could only lower U.S. confidence that Canada is committed to mutually beneficial trade."

"Canada is acting against its own workers' and businesses' interests," Lighthizer added.

If the U.S. removed the orders in the complaint, Lighthizer said Canadian exports would be negatively impacted, including steel, aluminum, wood and paper products, Lighthizer said in his statement.

Canada and the U.S. are continuing to negotiate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the next round of talks scheduled for Jan. 23, the Washington Examiner reported.

Canada is increasingly convinced President Donald Trump will announce the U.S. is pulling out of NAFTA, government sources said Wednesday.

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Canada's filing of a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the United States' anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties is "broad and ill-advised," according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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