Irving Paper has tariff reduced in NAFTA battle with U.S.
Irving Paper Ltd. has had its tariff reduced from 18 per cent to 5.97 per cent by the United States Department of Commerce following its expedited review of supercalendered paper from Canada.
The reduction comes after the tariff was upheld earlier this week by the North American Free Trade Agreement panel that was hearing a challenge against unfair tariffs.
The company was among several Canadian companies that challenged the International Trade Commission in Washington over the tariffs imposed on the glossy paper they exported to the U.S. from January to December 2014.
This was excerpted from the 20 April 2017 edition of CBC News.