News & Events

WTO Report on the Financial and Economic Crisis and Trade-Related Developments

The United States thanks Director-General Lamy and the Secretariat for this Report on the Financial and Economic Crisis and Trade-Related Developments that monitors the trade-related implications of individual economies’ responses to the ongoing economic crisis. ... Overall, in the face of strong pressures in many capitals, major protectionist measures have been avoided. Our monitoring has ...
Read More»

United States Imposes Tariffs On Softwood Lumber From Four Canadian Provinces Due To Canada’s Failure To Comply With The Softwood Lumber Agreement

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today announced that the United States is imposing 10 percent ad valorem customs duties on imports of softwood lumber products from four Canadian provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan). The United States is exercising its right to take this action in response to Canada’s failure to cure a breach ...
Read More»