The Softwood Lumber Industry and North American Trade Disputes



The Softwood Lumber Industry and North American Trade Disputes

July 17, 2017

On today's "Global Exchange" Podcast, we examine the North American softwood lumber industry, and the current bilateral trade dispute ongoing between Canada and the U.S. in the shadow of a NAFTA renegotiation. Join our host Colin Robertson in conversation with a softwood lumber expert, Rick Doman, for an in-depth conversation on the current continental softwood landscape, as well as recommendations for the future of the industry.

Participant Biographies

  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
  • Rick Doman: Chief Executive Officer of Eacom Timber Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Western Forest Products.

Book Recommendations

Related Links

  • "Managing Trump: The Canadian Response" - by Colin Robertson (CGAI Policy Update)
  • "Canada-U.S. softwood deal possible by next month: forestry analyst" - by Ross Marowitz (The Globe and Mail)
  • "2nd wave of softwood lumber duties sets up 'dangerous' talks for Canada" - by Janyce McGregor (CBC News)

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An Update on NAFTA: Can We Get To A Deal?

September 17, 2018

On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we continue our discussion on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Join host Colin Robertson in conversation with CGAI Fellows Sarah Goldfeder and Eric Miller as they recap the past few weeks of NAFTA negotiations, outline the enduring hot-button issues, and provide some predictions on whether the three NAFTA parties can get to a deal before the end of September.


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