Press Release: CPA Supports US Duties to Counter Canadian Government Lumber Subsidies

Washington~ The Trump administration announced Monday evening that it will impose countervailing duties up to 24% on imported lumber subsidized by the Canadian government.   The Commerce Department announced its Preliminary Determination of Countervailable Subsidies on April 24, 2017 after a long running investigation. CPA strongly supports the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate the unearned advantage given…

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TRUMP’S REAL CHINA CURRENCY BLUNDER

What was worse about President Trump’s decision to let China off the currency manipulator hook (for now) was its geopolitical rationale. [Alan Tonelson] April 20th, 2017 [Industry Today] What was worst about President Trump’s decision yesterday to let China off the currency manipulator hook (for now) was not the scrapping of a long-time campaign promise…

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Polluting Plants Shut by Officials Found Still in Use

China’s environmental protection authority says several factories continued to operate illegally after inspectors had closed them down. [Bibek Bhandari] April 21st, 2017 [Sixth Tone] China’s environmental watchdog has the power to close factories, but its authority is apparently easy to ignore after inspectors leave. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) recently discovered that several factories…

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