Author(s): Le Van Dung
The U.S. and Canada have been trading partners for as long as they both exist. Despite such intimacy, disputes persisted throughout their history. Most notable of all those cases in their dispute over subsidies and countervailing measures concerning softwood lumber products. This case revolves around the claim of The U.S. that Canada subsidized their lumber trade and Canada’s opposition against the countervailing duty imposed. This dispute lasted over 25 years and took form of four different phases. Yet, this case has recently risen again, but for matters of continuity, this paper will only look into the events before.