... almost finally ... and Canadians wonder ...

Wednesday 15 Aug 2018

... why their exports to USA are continually targeted with tariffs for being subsidised...

Look at what their industry association leaders are asking for from their federal government:

Headline: Forest sector seeks federal partnership to improve competitiveness, accelerate innovation and ensure a healthy forest of the future

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has shared with the federal government its recommendations to enhance Canadian competitiveness, accelerate innovation, and ensure future forests remain healthy in its 2019 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

To support family-supporting jobs in rural and northern Canada, and to ensure a vibrant Canadian forest products sector for tomorrow, FPAC is calling on the federal government to support key investments in research and development and the commercialization of new technologies, continue with its aggressive trade diversification agenda, and to consider reforms to secure a healthy forest for future generations.

FPAC is calling on the federal government to:
  • Build on the momentum of successful innovation programs and initiatives like those through FPInnovations, and the Investment in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Fund.
  • Continue its aggressive promotion of the use of Canadian wood, pulp and paper, and emerging bioproducts through long-term programs such as Expanded Market Opportunities (EMO) Fund.
  • Establish an industry-government working group on regulatory competitiveness to address cumulative regulatory burden facing Canada's forest sector in the face of increasing competition from markets like Brazil, Russia, Scandinavia, and the United States.
  • Address the overall tax burden, including investment depreciation treatments.
  • Ensure that during the renegotiation of NAFTA, that enhanced trade facilitation and trade remedies are key objectives.
  • Guarantee greater market access for the Canadian forest products, through the broad network of Canada's trade offices and promoting "Brand Canada" around the world.

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Source: News Wire


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