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January 23, 2018
Canada files NAFTA appeals of U.S. decisions on aircraft and lumber
The Government of Canada announced last Friday that it filed requests for panel reviews under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) following the U.S. Department of Commerce's final subsidy and dumping determinations of duty rates of nearly 300% on future imports of Bombardier's C Series aircraft.
Canada also filed a request for a panel review under NAFTA Chapter 19, following the U.S. International Trade Commission's final determination of material injury on Canadian softwood lumber products.
NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations, such as the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties, issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico.
Last week's filings are necessary procedural steps in the appeal process against U.S. decisions to impose duties on imports of Bombardier C Series aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada.
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