Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Takes Glossy Paper Dispute with the U.S. to World Trade Organization

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Takes Glossy Paper Dispute with the U.S. to World Trade Organization

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Canada takes glossy paper fight to WTO

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OTTAWA - Canada is turning to the World Trade Organization in its challenge of a trade action by the United States that slaps a series of costly duties on Canadian mills that produce glossy paper.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has filed a request for consultations with the WTO.

The notice represents the first step in the organization's dispute-settlement process.

The move follows Canada's decision in November to request a binational panel review, under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canada turned to NAFTA after the U.S. International Trade Commission decided to impose the duties on paper, which is used for a variety of products including magazines, catalogues, corporate brochures and advertising inserts. …

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