Canada gov't sets news conference to react to U.S. lumber duties

Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:37pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr will hold a news conference at 1 pm eastern (1700 GMT) on Tuesday to react to a U.S. decision to impose duties on softwood lumber exports, the government said.

In a statement issued late on Monday night, Carr denounced the U.S. action and vowed to protect its lumber interests through litigation.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren)

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sits before giving a speech at the Mexico Mining Forum in Mexico City, Mexico February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero