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No softwood lumber deal any time soon: Grenier

June 30, 2016 – Carl Grenier isn’t expecting Canada and the United States to agree to a new softwood lumber deal any time soon.

June 30, 2016  By  Brandi Cowen

Grenier, who led the Free Trade Lumber Council from 1999 to 2006, writes that the United States wants a hard quota limiting Canadian imports. Canada doesn’t. And so the U.S. seems poised to play out a familiar strategy of “petition, probe, protect, bleed and settle” until the Canadian side compromises.

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