Part of Adam Zimmerman fonds
Sub-subseries consists of records relating to the third phase of the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Dispute, commonly referred to as Lumber III. In 1991, Canada informed the United States it was withdrawing from the Lumber II Memorandum of Understanding. In response, the Department of Commerce (DoC) initiated a countervailing duty investigation, resulting in the DoC imposing countervailing duties. This time, the Department of Commerce's determination was reviewed by a binational panel organized under the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA). The panel found that the DoC's determination could not be supported by substantial evidence. In 1996, the United States and Canada reached a five-year trade agreement, The Softwood Lumber Agreement, officially ending Lumber III.