It is clearly time for the U.S. to honor its treaty agreement with Canada, and to end these illegal duties that continue to harm American consumers.
This decision clearly supports the spoken objective of this administration to end the Byrd Amendment and comply with the WTO.
We cannot understand why Canada would trade its winning position that should end the duties under NAFTA for a deal that imposes border measures. If press reports on the leaked proposed deal are correct, it also involves manipulating the market through government-set prices for lumber, and the fluctuating value of Canadian currency.
Our government should live up to the commitments we made in NAFTA rather than ignore it.