International Trade Administration, North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Notice of Panel Decision
On January 5, 2007, the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the final results of the affirmative antidumping duty determination made by the International Trade Administration (ITA) respecting Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada (Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2002-1904-02). On October 12, 2006, ITA filed with the panel, a Motion to Dismiss this appeal on the ground that the revocation of the antidumping order had rendered this proceeding moot. On October 13, 2006, the Government of Canada filed a separate motion to dismiss on the same ground. Neither motion was filed with the consent of the other parties of this proceeding. On October 23, 2006, two Canadian trade associations opposed the motions to dismiss, asserting that the revocation of the antidumping order did not render this proceeding moot, and urged the Panel to decide pending motions before it, including motions seeking reconsideration of ITA's most recent remand determination. Because the Panel concluded that the October 12, 2006 revocation of the antidumping order rendered moot this proceeding and all motions pending at the time of revocation, the Panel grants the motion to dismiss. A copy of the complete panel decision is available from the NAFTA Secretariat.