U.S. Commerce Chief Seeks Long-Term Lumber Solution With Canada

May 26, 2021, 7:20 PM

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said she wants to find a “long-term solution” to Washington’s long-running dispute with Canada over lumber, the cost of which has soared to records.

“The silver lining could be that we use this as an opportunity to all get around the table, including USTR, to find a long-term solution with Canada,” she said at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday in response to a question from Kansas Senator Jerry Moran. She was referring to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

The Commerce chief also said she would be “very pleased” to host a ...

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