Excellent forestry editorial

Ian St. John istjohn at noemail.ca
Fri Dec 12 19:22:28 EST 2003


"Larry Harrell" <lhfotoware at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:7a90c754.0312120707.41e44f13 at posting.google.com...
> "Vendicar Decarian" <VD at Pyro.net> wrote in message
news:<U1dCb.2403$mV5.1709 at read1.cgocable.net>...
> > "Larry Harrell" <lhfotoware at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:7a90c754.0312110735.1b7a2306 at posting.google.com...
> > > You don't HAVE to sell us your boards from Canadian clearcuts, ya
> > > know.
> >
> >   That's true.  Canadians could refuse to sell us their wood, but that
would
> > be illegal under NAFTA.
> >
> >  Meanwhile America continues to break the law by restricting the
importation
> > of Canadian lumber into the U.S.
> >
>
> As Americans find out about how Canadian lumber is harvested, they

America has tried trade harassment at least every few years since NAFTA was
signed and while Canada always wins the NAFTA and WTO review, they just do
it again. You reeally can't deal with a country that won't stick to the
deals it signs but instead finds litigation as a way to get a trade
advantage over countries with a local advantage ( northern softwood has
denser grain due to slower growth, so it is in more demand )





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