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September 3, 2015

Canada should target other markets after the SLA expiration

Canada needs to step up efforts to build new markets for softwood lumber as the country's biggest customer, the U.S., shows little interest in renewing a trade agreement that expires on Oct. 12, a report from the Canada West Foundation (CFW) says.    Without a Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) in place, western Canada’s lumber industry is vulnerable to punishing tariffs from the U.S., a country which buys two-thirds of Canada's softwood exports.    According to CFW, Canada can ease the impact of any such action by redoubling its ...

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