PDF _ RS21985 - The Canadian Hog Trade Dispute
6-Apr-2005; Geoffrey S. Becker; 6 p.

Update: June 2, 2005 Previous Releases /NLE/CRSreports/05Jan/RS21985.pdf

Abstract: On April 6, 2005, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a final determination that imports of live Canadian hogs are not materially injuring the U.S. hog industry. The ITC's negative determination culminates investigations requested in March 2004 by U.S. pork producers under U.S. antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws, and means that no import duty order will be imposed. The ITC?s decision came despite an earlier U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) final determination that producers/exporters have sold live swine from Canada at less than fair value. DOC also earlier announced its final CVD determination that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to Canadian producer/exporters, ending the CVD investigation. This report will be updated if significant developments ensue. [read report]

Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, International

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