US slaps new tariffs on Canadian lumber

The United States has fired the first shot in a possible trade war with its second largest trading partner, Canada. The US government says it’s planning to impose tariffs, averaging 20 percent, on Canadian softwood lumber.

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    The United States has fired the first shot in a possible trade war with its second largest trading partner, Canada.

    The US government says it’s planning to impose tariffs, averaging 20 percent, on Canadian softwood lumber.

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will vigorously defend the softwood lumber industry.

    Al Jazeera's Diane Eastabrook reports from Washington DC.


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