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Economics of the US - Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute: A Historical Perspective


  • Rahman, S.M. Osman
  • Devadoss, Stephen


This paper reviews the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber dispute over the past two decades by outlining the key developments and critically appraising the arguments put forward by both countries. It also presents a welfare analysis of lumber trade distortions. Given the importance of lumber trade between Canada and the United States, an expeditious resolution of this long-running trade dispute would be beneficial for both countries.

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  • Rahman, S.M. Osman & Devadoss, Stephen, 2002. "Economics of the US - Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute: A Historical Perspective," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 3(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ecjilt:23908

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