Terrace Chamber, LNG Canada Applaud Morneau's Announcement on Steel Duties

John Crawford
08/13/2019

The Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce says its advocacy committee played a major role in last week's announcement by the federal government that Ottawa would provide relief from duties on the fabricated steel contained in LNG modules.

Last Friday, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirmed that Ottawa would not levy anti-dumping tariffs on the steel needed to construct large, complex pre-fabricated modules required for the LNG Canada project being built at Kitimat, as well as the proposed Woodfibre project near Squamish.

Terrace Chamber President Loralie Thomson says the local advocacy committee submitted a resolution, calling for the duty relief, to the Canadian Chamber's 2018 annual general meeting, where it received 100 per cent support from the 400 chambers across Canada.

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The resolution ended up in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Policy Book, which was submitted to the federal government for review and comment.

Morneau's announcement was also applauded by LNG Canada, which said the relief from steel duties would allow it to be able to deliver a competitive project.

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[PHOTO:   LNG Canada project conceptual drawing]

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