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MacNaughton: U.S., Canada not close on a softwood lumber deal

June 19, 2017
The U.S. and Canada are “a long way away” from a new deal on softwood lumber despite Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's hope to end the dispute before NAFTA talks begin later this year, according to the Canadian ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton told reporters last week that the Trump administration wants a quick deal on lumber, Bloomberg reports – but Canada doesn't see that happening. The U.S. will make a decision by the end of the month on possible...


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