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Commerce Leans Toward Trade Duties on Canadian Newsprint

Thursday, January 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Import duties on Canadian newsprint got a preliminary OK from the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, over objections of many newspaper printers and publishers.

Commerce officials ruled that Canadian paper makers benefited from a 6.53 percent subsidy from their federal government through cheap access to public timber supplies and state tax breaks or financial support. A Longview, Washington, paper manufacturer that petitioned for the trade protection said it would bring back U.S. jobs.

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