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Canada reports progress with U.S. on lumber, ‘but not there yet’

News 26 Apr 2017

left right A pile of logs is pictured in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Nelms 1/4 left right Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gestures as she arrives to pose for a family photo during a G7 for foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi 2/4 left right A log driver works a barge of logs at Squamish Mills Ltd in Howe Sound near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Nelms 3/4 left right Logs are pushed into the water at Squamish Mills Ltd in Howe Sound near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Nelms 4/4

OTTAWA Canada and the United States have made progress in recent days on a dispute over Canadian lumber exports "but we are not there yet", Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.

Freeland, speaking to reporters on a conference call, also said the United States should treat Canada with respect, given that Canada is a major supplier of softwood. Washington announced on Monday it was imposing tariffs on Canadian lumber imports.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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