Resolute applauds WTO complaint filed by Ottawa
Resolute Forest Products Inc. expressed praise for the recent wide-ranging complaint filed by the Government of Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States, challenging a host of measures inconsistent with its WTO obligations.
“Resolute has been a victim of this pattern of behaviour by the United States Department of Commerce,” said Richard Garneau, President and CEO of Resolute. “We are repeatedly confronting the same discredited protectionist policies when we fairly sell paper and lumber to American consumers who need and want these products.”
Garneau stated in the company press release that Resolute applauds the Canadian action, standing up for Canadian jobs and families, the company’s customers and business partners in the United States, and the international rule of law.
“Many more jobs are at risk in the United States when there is not enough lumber to build houses or paper to print newspapers and books,” said Garneau. “Unfortunately, it is American consumers who pay the price of unfair duties. Canada is rightly emphasizing the United States is a continental partner, and free trade between the two nations is in the best interests of both countries and their shared economic prosperity.”
Resolute Forest Products offers a diverse range of products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers, which are marketed in over 70 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 manufacturing facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards.
(Resolute Forest Products)