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Ottawa triggers NAFTA Chapter 19 over punitive U.S. import duties on Bombarder CSeries, softwood lumber

OTTAWA — The federal government has filed requests for panel reviews under NAFTA Chapter 19 to appeal final U.S. decisions to impose duties on imports of Bombardier C Series aircraft and softwood lumber from Canada. 130 more words

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Germany fiercely defends its trade surplus -- World anger mounts over "toxic trade surplus"

  • Germany has been often criticized for not using its budget leeway to make further investments, which ultimately could help out other embattled euro economies
  • However, in the eyes of the Bundesbank president, it is prudent to keep a positive output gap to ensure Germany’s finances won’t be damaged when demographic pressures kick in…
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