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Merrill & Ring Forestry L.P. v. Government of Canada

Merrill & Ring Forestry L.P., a forestry and land management company incorporated under the laws of the state of Washington, filed a claim against the Government of Canada, alleging that measures imposed by the federal and provincial government, i.e., the federal surplus testing procedure and the provincial surplus testing procedure in British Columbia requiring that logs from both private and public land must be deemed surplus to provincial needs before they can be exported, caused private landowners such as Claimant loss and damage. Claimant alleges that Canada has violated NAFTA Article 1102 (national treatment), Article 1103 (most favored nation treatment), Article 1105 (minimum standard of treatment), Article 1106 (prohibition on performance requirements), and Article 1110 (expropriation).

For further information and documents concerning this claim, click here.

-07/14/09   U.S. 1128 Submission


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