Nine of Cassini's most exciting discoveries about Saturn
4 iOS 11 features that will be genuinely useful
Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular Connection Costs $10 a Month
Sun unleashes most powerful solar flare since 2006
North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin
US Excludes Canada's Atlantic Provinces From Lumber Subsidy Probe
28 June 2017, 01:57 | Kristen Gross
US applies second wave of duties against Canadian softwood lumber
Late Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled Canadian softwood producers were dumping lumber into the United States at prices lower than market value in Canada and added another 6.87 per cent in import duties to most Canadian softwood.
In April, President Donald Trump began collecting duties of between 3 and 24 percent on Canadian lumber exports, retroactive for three months, after the Commerce Department determined in a preliminary investigation that forest products had been unfairly subsidized by Canada's government.
The Commerce Department said that the duties announced Monday were "preliminary" and that it would reach a final determination on September 7.
The Trump administration has accused Canada of unfairly selling its lumber in the USA below production costs, aided in part by improper government subsidies - a trade practice known as "dumping".
While US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said he was "optimistic that we will be able to reach a negotiated solution on softwood lumber", the measures were part of an effort to "stand up for American companies and their workers".
The duties will continue to be collected until a final decision by the U.S.is issued later this summer.
This is the fifth time the USA has accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing its softwood industry. Carr and Freeland also said they would welcome a U.S. Department of Commerce commitment to consider an exclusion for New Brunswick.
US producers asked the Commerce Department to investigate subsidies to Canadian competitors soon after President Donald Trump's election last November, alleging a dumping margin of 20.12% to 53.08%. The duties imposed "are based on a flawed rationale that is damaging to workers, communities and consumers in Canada and the U.S".
Tariffs the USA government implemented in late April on Canadian softwood lumber haven't had a jarring impact on lumber prices in the U.S.so far, according to some American lumberyard owners.
Canadian imports are essential for homebuilding as domestic producers are restricted by U.S. Forestry Service rules and Mr Granger says that red tape should be cut to allow greater production of American timber. Lumber futures in Chicago have jumped this year amid concerns that the trade battle will disrupt supplies. These actions hurt Canadian companies and Canadian workers, but they also hurt US homebuyers and the USA construction and renovation industry. The alternative is to be subject to US legal processes created to favour a few select timber barons.
The Canadian government hit back at the duties, promising to "vigorously defend Canada's softwood lumber industry, including through litigation" in a statement. She says the two countries should be working together to improve the industry, North America-wide.
Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death
Anthony, Minn., after a police officer fatally shot him during a routine traffic stop past year , according to Monday reports . Video captured by Yanez's squad vehicle dash camera shows him approaching Castile's auto to address an out tail light.
Talking Paul George with Mico Halili and CNN Philippines
Both the Cavaliers and Nuggets, when reached by ESPN over the weekend, declined comment about the proposed three-way George trade. George's agent told the Pacers last week that the All-Star will opt out of his contract next summer and become a free agent.
Google for Jobs Now Open to All Websites and Developers
In some cases, Google will also include ratings so job searchers can view other people's opinions of their potential employers. The service now pulls in listings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Facebook, and more.
Mom left 2 kids in hot vehicle as punishment, authorities say
Officials say Randolph left the children in the auto to teach them a lesson , after she found the two playing in the vehicle. Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was jailed Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child.
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
Jong-hwan is also supposedly mulling over the idea of forming a singular inter-Korean women's ice hockey team for the 2018 Games. He also stated he believed that North Korea's Masikryong Ski Resort has the potential to be a fantastic Olympic venue.
Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released
Safier, a lawyer representing additional media outlets who joined in the request to release the jurors' identities. O'Neill initially sealed the jury list and cautioned jurors that speaking out could adversely impact a retrial.
ACLU attempts to block deportation of Iraqi Christians
Immigration agents swept metro Detroit earlier this month with some detained having committed crimes when they were younger. Judge Mark Goldsmith said in an order on Thursday that those arrested would not be deported for at least two weeks.
Trump hosts president of Panama at White House
He says to Varela, "I think we did a good job building it, right?" Trump told Varela, who responded, "Very good job". After Trump greets Varela and his wife, he asserts, "And we have many things to discuss".