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Tester: Progress has been made, but softwood lumber deal will 'take some time'

September 12, 2017
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday that the U.S. and Canada have made some progress on a new softwood lumber agreement, but a final deal is not imminent. “I am pleased to report that some progress has been made and I will continue to urge our United States trade ambassador to prioritize getting a new deal in place,” Tester said at an ITC injury hearing on the long-running dispute. “The reality, however, is that...

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