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    :: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 ::

    United States Says It Will Cut Wood Duties - By MATTHEW DALY, AP, Washington Post
    The Commerce Department said Tuesday it will comply with a NAFTA panel's order to drastically cut U.S. duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber.

    U.S. officials said they disagree with the rationale behind the ruling but respect its authority. Canada accounts for about one-third of the U.S. market for softwood, which is easily sawed pine, spruce and other wood used in homebuilding.
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