December 16, 2003
News Release 03-117
Inv. No. 701-TA-414 and 731-TA-928


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today reaffirmed its affirmative determinations in connection with the partial remand of its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

The Commission found on remand that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of softwood lumber from Canada that the U.S. Department of Commerce determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman, and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller, Stephen Koplan, and Charlotte R. Lane voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson did not participate in this remand.

The investigations involving this product were remanded in part to the ITC by a NAFTA Binational Panel on September 5, 2003. The ITC previously had made affirmative determinations on May 16, 2002.

The ITC's remand determinations were delivered to the NAFTA Binational Panel on December 15, 2003.

The ITC's publication Softwood Lumber from Canada (Views on Remand) (Invs. Nos. 701-TA-414 and 731-TA-928 (Final) (Remand), USITC Publication 3658, December 2003) will contain the views of the Commission. The publication will be available electronically by 12 p.m. (noon) on December 16, 2003, in the Publications/Opinions section of the ITC's web site at and in the ITC Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at

Printed copies of the publication are expected to be available after January 5, 2004, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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