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    :: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 ::

    Trade war tariffs threatening U.S. jobs The Washington Times
    For Canada, penalty duties just on that country's shipments of softwood lumber to the United States now are running at an annual rate of more than $1 billion, an amount the U.S. lumber industry is in line to collect.

    The Bush administration has called these payouts an 'unwarranted subsidy' and has pledged to work with those in Congress who are trying to repeal the Byrd amendment. That fight is expected to be led by new U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman, who was sworn into office Friday, succeeding Robert B. Zoellick.
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