OMAHA (DTN) -- Pork producers in the United States are not injured by imports of live hogs from Canada, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a vote on Wednesday that will force the Bush administration to abandon anti-dumping duties on the animals.
By a vote of 5-0, the ITC reversed a preliminary decision it made 11 months ago finding injury from the Canadian hogs.
The U.S. Commerce Department recently set anti-dumping duties averaging 10.63 percent.
A U.S. ITC official said the Commerce Department duties would not be lifted until some time after April 18 when an ITC report is filed with the Commerce Department.
Canada disputes accusations by the Bush administration and some U.S. pork producers that it has been selling live hogs in the United States at below-market prices.
I challenge any Canadian to try and go for one hour without using a product that is imported from the USA. It can't be done easily.... yet when we try to export into the USA all we get is trade protectionism. Perhaps it is time to protect our own markets!