Canada files almost 200 trade complaints against US

Canada files almost 200 trade complaints against US

By filing a WTO complaint over USA use of punitive duties, and charging that the U.S.is in violation of worldwide trade rules, not just in its dealings with us but other countries such as China, "Canada is taking a run against the entire USA trade regime", says John Boscariol, a trade lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault. "This is effectively Canada bringing a dispute on behalf of all exporters in the world - the Europeans, Japan, China - because they're making a systemic challenge".

Canada says the United States is breaking WTO rules in myriad ways, including by retroactively applying duties on foreign imports it deems to be subsidized or dumped, and using the lowest price it can find - rather than the average - when calculating alleged infractions.

The file was made public on Wednesday and cites almost 200 complaints by Canada against the USA, many of which include Canada's trading partners such as China, India, Brazil, and the European Union.

Further to the WTO complaint, Lighthizer said, "Canada is acting against its own workers' and businesses' interests".

The 32-page filing not only accuses the USA of improperly imposing duties on Canadian products but also on those of other trading partners, including Brazil, China, EU and India.

Canadian officials did not make an announcement with the release of the WTO filing but did respond to the newsprint duties.

The reason Canada did this, says Boscariol, is in large part because of the softwood lumber, but by taking on the entire US trade remedies system, Canada is taking the position that the USA, as our most important customer, must be held to WTO rules when it imposes these anti-dumping and countervailing measures that hamper free trade. Mr. Trump has complained the organization, which came into being because of US support, is biased against American interests. But he questioned the strategic logic of antagonizing the Trump administration in the midst of NAFTA talks.

Bruno Mars, the Killers and Muse to Headline BottleRock
Bottlerock Festival released its 2018 lineup today and it features The Killers , Muse and Halsey . The three-day music/food/drink festival will take place at the Valley Expo in Napa.

James Franco Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Why Hollywood Is Ignoring This?
Tommy Wiseau came this close to saying something during James Franco's speech at the Golden Globes , but Franco shut it down. Nite love ya #goldenglobes", according to screenshots captured by The Cut.

Did IKEA Release an Advertisement Containing a Pregnancy Test?
If a woman has enough of the pregnancy hormone hCG, the test strip will change colour to indicate she's pregnant. In order to make the interactive function in the advert possible we had to make several technical advances".

Chad Bown, an economist and trade expert at the Peterson Institute in Washington, said Canada's WTO move sends a stark message to Mr. Trump amid NAFTA talks: If you kill the deal, this is how Canada will fight you in trade disputes.

Steep import duties leveled by the US have become a regular fixture of the industry, according to Joel Neuheimer, a vice-president at the Forest Products Association of Canada.

"If Canada loses Chapter 19, it would have to go to the WTO", said Warner.

Canada's complaint coincides with separate trilateral negotiations to revise NAFTA, which created an open trading system between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This is hardly Donald Trump's first protectionist action against Canada.

Canada believes Mr. Trump's threat is serious: One source said Ottawa was ready for the President to pull the plug last fall and was surprised when the United States instead extended the negotiations to March.

Related Articles

  • Frenzy for miracles from Black Nazarene

    Frenzy for miracles from Black Nazarene

    It will cover a 500-metre radius from the procession route, the Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Church . He said that they will be implementing a "no sail zone" in the areas near the Quirino Grandstand.
    Doctors warning parents about new

    Doctors warning parents about new "Tide pod" challenge fad

    The company advised that if the detergent is swallowed, the person should drink water or milk and then contact poison control. A quick YouTube search returns a thread of videos showing people eating the pods and gagging.
    Mass burial for New Year's attack victims

    Mass burial for New Year's attack victims

    He urged sons and daughters of the state to rally round the governor for the successful enforcement of the anti-open grazing law. He said the suggestions were not acceptable to the Benue people.
  • HTC U11 Eyes launching on Jan 15, full specs leaked

    HTC U11 Eyes launching on Jan 15, full specs leaked

    HTC usually brands the device with "Eye" if both the front and the rear camera setups are identical (e.g Desire Eye ). It will be offered with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which will be expandable via a microSD card.
    Yet another D-Day for Lalu on Jan 24

    Yet another D-Day for Lalu on Jan 24

    The special CBI court in Ranchi will be delivering its judgment in another case of fodder scam on January 24. The court had also heard arguments on the issue of punishment for 10 others convicted in the case.
    Former WWE Women's Champion is returning for the Royal Rumble

    Former WWE Women's Champion is returning for the Royal Rumble

    Over the past few days, there have been numerous announcements of people coming back for both Raw and the women's Royal Rumble . However, Cena and Nikki Bella (whom he later proposed to), faced and defeated The Miz and his wife, Maryse.
  • Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

    Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

    In addition to Intel firmware updates, the Meltdown and Spectre flaws also generally require operating system updates. For Gleb Budman's company, San Mateo-based online storage firm Backblaze, building with ARM chips would not be hard .
    India gets tough, says talks and terror don't go together

    India gets tough, says talks and terror don't go together

    He said India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together, but talks on terror can definitely go ahead. Nasir Jannjua that were reported in the Pakistani and the Indian media last month.
    Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

    Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

    Telephony with wireless charging is integrated and there are Mini logo projections from the exterior mirror on the driver side. Inside, there's a new leather seat upholstery and a piano black package for the doors, centre console and instrument panel.
  • Turley: Manafort's Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller 'Will Fail Fairly Quickly'

    Turley: Manafort's Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller 'Will Fail Fairly Quickly'

    Prosecutors charge that Manafort laundered money from overseas to buy houses, cars, clothes, antiques and landscaping services. Manafort and Gates face a total of 12 criminal charges related to money laundering and failure to file federal disclosures.
    EurAsia Cup: Team Europe stars call for more match play tournaments

    EurAsia Cup: Team Europe stars call for more match play tournaments

    Captain Thomas Bjorn promised Europe will return stronger in the six foursome matches on Saturday. The event sees Europe take on a team from Asia.
    Ford shares gain on upbeat December sales

    Ford shares gain on upbeat December sales

    GM's overall December sales - retail and fleet - were down 3.3% and for the year, they fell 1.3% for the year. But the influx of late-model used cars coming back on the market could also cut into sales of new vehicles.