Canada lodges US trade complaint

Added On January 12, 2018

Canada has launched a vast dispute against its southern neighbor before the World Trade Organization, accusing the U.S. of breaching dozens of international trade rules.
Economy report has more.
According to Canada's WTO filing, Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against the U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Canadian exports.
Canada said U.S. broke the WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes.
As part of the complaint, Canada lists almost 200 examples of wrongdoings with trade partners including: India, Brazil and the European Union.
In particular, the complaint takes issue with America's anti-dumping duties used to restrict imports. Such tariffs are allowed under WTO rules but they are subject to strict conditions.
The move is the latest in an ongoing row between the two countries. 
In November the US slapped duties on Canada's lucrative softwood lumber industry. Last year, more than 95 percent of all lumber shipped to the US came from Canada, imports worth nearly six billion dollars.