Port Hawkesbury Paper gets good news in NAFTA tariff battle

Port Hawkesbury Paper has won a round in its ongoing battle against a 20 per cent tariff imposed on the glossy paper it exports to the United States.

A North American Free Trade Agreement panel has challenged the basis for imposing the duty, including a claim the paper company’s electricity rate is an unfair subsidy.

In an April 13 ruling, the panel has sent the matter back to the Department of Commerce, which imposed the duty, for reconsideration.

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