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2006-07-21 19:23:02

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A U.S. court ruled on Friday in favor of Canada in its fight against U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber in a decision that could complicate a deal to end the trade dispute. The U.S. Court of International Trade said U.S. officials could not bypass a North American Free Trade Agreement panel's ruling that Washington had improperly imposed duties on the lumber used in housing construction. In a 74-page ruling, the court rejected a decision...

2006-07-17 13:59:31

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Court of International Law slapped an injunction on the United States government preventing it from handing over any more duties from Canadian softwood lumber imports to U.S. industry competitors. The ruling, issued late Friday, stopped short, however, of reimbursing money already paid out under what is known as the Byrd amendment. Canada and the United States have been at odds for decades over lumber trade. Although both sides...

2006-07-02 20:56:08

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A major Canadian lumber industry group warned on Sunday that some producers may not be satisfied with the softwood trade deal agreed upon this weekend by U.S. and Canadian officials. Some Canadian companies could try to block the agreement from being implemented by refusing to drop lawsuits they filed against the United States during the trade dispute, the BC Lumber Trade Council warned. The council represents most of the major...

2006-07-01 18:18:10

By Laura MacInnis and David Ljunggren GENEVA/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States finalized a deal to end a long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber on Saturday after ironing out final details on the sidelines of World Trade Organization talks in Geneva. Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab initialed the agreement in a late- evening ceremony on Canada's national holiday. The seven-year deal -- first agreed to in principle...

2006-07-01 16:46:24

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States closed a long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber on Saturday after ironing out final details of a deal on the sidelines of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks. Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson and U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, in Geneva for WTO meetings that failed to achieve a breakthrough on global trade liberalization, initialed the agreement in a late evening ceremony on Canada's national holiday. The deal,...

2006-07-01 00:01:14

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States will agree on Saturday to the terms of a final deal to resolve their long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber, an Ottawa source told Reuters on Friday. The two sides announced a preliminary agreement in late April and have been working since then to iron out the final details amid complaints from some on the Canadian side that they are being pressured to make too many concessions. "The deal will be done...

2006-06-30 13:45:34

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States will agree on Saturday to the terms of a final deal to resolve their long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber, an Ottawa source told Reuters on Friday. The two sides announced a preliminary agreement in late April and have been working since then to iron out the final details amid complaints from some on the Canadian side that they are being pressured to make too many concessions. "The deal will be done...

2006-06-30 13:46:52

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States will agree on Saturday to the terms of a final deal to resolve their long-standing trade dispute over softwood lumber, an Ottawa source told Reuters on Friday. The two sides announced a preliminary agreement in late April and have been working since then to iron out the final details amid complaints from some on the Canadian side that they are being pressured to make too many concessions. "The deal will be done...

2006-05-16 14:06:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Canada will finalize details on a deal to end a decades-long row over lumber trade in the coming weeks, President George W. Bush's choice to be U.S. trade representative said on Tuesday. "All the details are being worked out. We hope to get it done as soon as possible, within the next few weeks, and have a final signed document," current Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab told her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing....

2006-04-27 19:35:36

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a deal on Thursday to settle their long-standing fight over softwood lumber, which had become a major irritant between the major trading partners. Officials in both countries said the agreement would end U.S. duties on Canadian lumber and allow $4 billion to be refunded, but some critics questioned whether Canada gave away too much in the seven-year pact. The countries have argued...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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