The Forest for the Trees: A Roadmap to Canada's Litigation Experience in Lumber IV
AbstractThe ongoing feud over the export of Canadian softwood lumber to the US is likely one of the most litigated trade disputes in history. In April 2001, the fourth round of the lumber dispute commenced. The ensuing five-and-a-half years featured a number of cases being filed before panels constituted under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as, for the first time, US domestic courts. During the summer of 2006, as with the two rounds of the dispute immediately before it, Canada and the US negotiated a settlement. This article presents a broad overview of the softwood lumber dispute and examines what was accomplished in the Lumber IV litigation. It explores the decisions rendered by NAFTA and WTO panels, as well as the historic foray by Canadian parties into the US courts. It also analyses lessons learned from the softwood lumber litigation, and the potential applicability of these lessons to other complex trade disputes. , Oxford University Press.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of International Economic Law.
Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: http://www.jiel.oupjournals.org/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.