US tariffs on Canadian newsprint cancelled

The United States Commission on International Trade on Wednesday cancelled tariffs on Canadian newsprint.

The five Commissioners unanimously held that imports from Canada of uncoated sawn paper used for newspapers, commercial printing and book publishing were not prejudicial to the US industry.

The US Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties at various levels earlier this year on Canadian producers, including Resolute Forest Products, Catalyst Paper, Kruger and White Birch Paper.

The vote of the US Trade Commission (USITC) overrides Commerce’s findings.