Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9444 posts, RR: 72 Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3249 times:
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Proud to be an american!
Washington says it has no plans to obey a NAFTA ruling that compels the United States to refund an estimated $5-billion in illegally collected duties to Canadian lumber producers -- setting up a potential trade war that experts say could threaten the future of the North American trading bloc.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
Another brand of arrogance from this administration. It trumps NAFTA, CAFTA, but when there's a ruling against it, it ignores it. This administration is adding another chapter in it's continuing quest to ruin our reputation and our good name. It's an embarrassment.
Photopilot From Cuba, joined Jul 2002, 2439 posts, RR: 20 Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3101 times:
Just another proof that the American Government CANNOT be trusted.
NAFTA is a SIGNED CONTRACT between nations. You ask why nobody has any respect for Americans. Well look no further than a country who word and signature on a contract is worthless!!!
And then of course there is the American BULLY-BOY response of "What are you going to do about it"
Well, the WTO will allow conterveiling duties to be placed on American goods until the full 5 Billion dollars is paid, PLUS Interest. So monitarily, the money will eventually be recovered. What will NEVER recover is the knowledge that America is morally BANKRUPT and HYPOCRACY is the name of the game.
Sad..... truly sad.
So I say this to all Americans. Instead of asking "Why doesn't anybody like us?", simply look in the mirror and you'll know why.
Photopilot From Cuba, joined Jul 2002, 2439 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 19): Yes it is the average americans fault that our government won't honor its obligations
Well 51% of your citizens (who bothered to vote) voted for the present government. And whether you actually voted for the party that is now in power, do you not hold your government accountable for it's actions?
StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3227 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
A very Simple solution since we are the number one provider of oil to the US just simply put a $10 service charge on each barrel exported and the problem should be taken care of in about 6 months. The only problem is that if we actually did this we would be invaded.
Lutenist From Canada, joined May 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
First of all, please do not send Celine Dion and Brian Adams back. In the name of justice, if you must expel them, send them to a country that practices torture.
Second, haven't the duties collected on softwood already been paid out to the American businesses protected under such duties? If so, would the companies be expected to refund these amounts? If not, hasn't the US federal government's just wasted a lot more of taxpayers' money?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8358 posts, RR: 47 Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 14): Maybe we should post Geri Halliwell over to Canada
Hmmmmm... when I think about it, I'd gladly grant that piece of eye candy asylum at my place. She'd just have to promise that for each time she sings in the shower, I get to hand her the soap. And use it at the same time she does.
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25 Theredbaron: You guys are discovering "hot water"...these guys (the U.S.) have done the same to Mexico regarding the Tuna embargo and then the Truck and shipping c
26 MrChips: If you really pissed us off that much, given our manufacturing sector, we could have a couple dozen in a matter of weeks. BTW, so could any just abou
27 WellHung: Perhaps Canada can retain Matt D, who is currently serving as a crusader for restaurants that are owed less than $5.
28 Slider: LOL!! I guess that contract doesn't have any provisions about dumping cheap lumber into the US and destroying the American logging market does it? Pa
29 Clickhappy: So now its Canada's fault? Canada appealed to both the WTO and NAFTA who found in favor of the Canadians. But that isn't the answer the U.S. Departmen
30 Jutes85: So because we sell it at a lower price then you do, its somehow our fault? Give me a break.
31 LOT767-300ER: Frankly I dont care much about the BS Canadian lumber market. This lumber business didnt just come up this year, this has been an ongoing issue. Im si
32 SQuared: Dumping? That would suggest Canadian producers are selling lumber below cost or below the domestic price, which they aren't. This issue has been brou
33 LOT767-300ER: This is true, after the 1996 Softwood agreement, house prices rose in the USA by $1500 because of the duties.