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Cablegate: Quebec Forest Industry Council Angered by Commerce Lumber

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171453Z Dec 04

UNCLAS QUEBEC 000224

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT PASS TO USTR AND COMMERCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD CA ECON EAGR
SUBJECT: QUEBEC FOREST INDUSTRY COUNCIL ANGERED BY COMMERCE LUMBER
DECISION

REF: VANCOUVER 1674

(SBU) In a terse Dec. 16 conversation with CG, Quebec Forest
Industry Council Director for International Trade Marc Boutin
said the outcome of the Department of Commerce's review of the
AC/CVD orders on softwood lumber was a "bad surprise" and that
Quebec industry was "extremely disappointed." Boutin said it
was clear that the Commerce review began with a "result in
search of a methodology." The methodology made no sense and was
not legal, he charged. The fact that the review was less severe
toward Quebec than other provinces did nothing to change
Quebec's discontent, he concluded.

FRIEDMAN

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