Amadeusz Juskowiak

Canada ruling on us corn injury due this week

The Canadian government is expected to announce later this week its final ruling whether US corn exports to Canada have injured Ontario corn growers US government and farm group representatives said

The deadline for a final determination is March 7

US officials said they are encouraged by the outcome in a similar case covering European pasta imports In that case Canada decided pasta imports which take about ten pct of the Canadian market did not injure domestic producers US corn exports represent only about five pct of the Canadian market

Canada slapped a 105 dlrs per bushel duty on US corn imports in November 1986 but reduced the duty to 85 cts last month because the Canadian government said US subsidies to corn producers were less than Canada earlier estimated