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Ross ties lumber, dairy issues to NAFTA talks with Canada, faults Congress for stalling process

April 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross -- after announcing preliminary countervailing duty rates for softwood lumber from Canada this week -- on Tuesday said “one of the problems” with NAFTA is that lumber and an unrelated dairy dispute with Canada are two key areas not covered by the trilateral agreement, which he said is stalled in Congress. “If NAFTA were functioning properly we wouldn’t be having these kinds of very prickly, very unfortunate developments back-to-back,” Ross told reporters on April 25, referring...

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