"Do you fear a trade war with Canada?" a reporter asked.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview that his department had reached a preliminary decision to impose the tax, the administration's first major trade action against Canada.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up for Canadian interests on Tuesday after the United States imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated, sending the Canadian dollar to a 14-month low. Trump has directed nearly all of his NAFTA criticism at Mexico, which makes this decision even more surprising.
Wisconsin had about 135,000 jobs in the overall forest products industry, including wood and paper, in the mid-2000s, said Henry Schienebeck, executive director of the Great Lakes Timber Professional Association, based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
But his tune changed Tuesday morning.
"The president took issue with Canadian changes on milk classification that he said have put farmers in Wisconsin and NY state out of business".
"We will stand up for our industry's workers and impacted mill communities in Canada and call on federal and provincial governments to work with us to ensure they can maintain their livelihoods during this hard period." says Nighbor.
The average 20 percent anti-subsidy duties announced late on Monday compared to a 20-30 percent range expected by RBC equity analysts.
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Carr said that the government is weighing all possibilities to fight the USA duties, including a challenge through the World Trade Organization or under provisions set out by the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Unifor estimates that, if the re-introduced tariffs are left un-checked, softwood exports to the US will be cut in half. "Tariffs on our lumber have already been squashed".
Canadian firms immediately denounced the decision. "Included in there is lumber, timber and energy".
Reminded that dairy is not covered under the NAFTA, Ross added, "that's one of the problems".
"The accusations are baseless and unfounded", Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said in a statement. Ross explained that the tariff was meant to address a long-simmering problem created by the provincial ownership of softwood stumps that are sold at discounted prices amounting to some $5 billion per year.
The Canadians have argued that, despite decades of investigations and litigation, USA claims about Canada's unfair practices in the lumber trade have not stood up to scrutiny at the World Trade Organization. In softwood lumber, the countries have had a once-a-decade cycle of tariffs, trade litigation, and ultimately settlements. "The lumber in Quebec and Ontario is not subsidized".
"We will only accept a new agreement that works for B.C.", Clark said.
Despite the agreement, USA lumber firms continued to allege that their Canadian counterparts had an unfair advantage which allowed them to sell their lumber in the US market at prices American firms couldn't sell at.
A hurried attempt to reach a new, negotiated deal before last November's US election was unsuccessful.
"Today's ruling confirms that Canadian lumber mills are subsidized by their government and benefit from lumber pricing policies", Cameron Krauss, legal chair for the U.S. Lumber Coalition, said in a statement.
Canadian officials deny they provide firms with subsidies.