J.D. Irving goes from lowest U.S. softwood duties to highest

The latest ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department has lowered the rates for almost all Canadian mills except those for J.D. Irving Ltd. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

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New Brunswick's largest forestry company plans to challenge a U.S. government decision that has moved it from first to worst in a long-running trade dispute over wood.

J.D. Irving Ltd. had been subject to some of the lowest duties and tariffs on softwood exports to the United States until last week. But the latest ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department has lowered the rates for almost all Canadian mills — except Irving's.

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Source: CBC News

 

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