U.S. antidumping duties “disappointing”: international trade minister

International trade and small business minister Mary Ng has issued a statement in response to U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. Ng calls the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to maintain the duties “disappointing … to many on both sides of our shared border.”

The “unjustified duties continue to act as a tax on American consumers,” she noted, adding that the World Trade Organization has previously ruled them to be illegal.