Black Liquor Protest Grows

Trade Minister Stockwell Day announced last week that the European Union, Brazil and Chile have joined Canada in protesting the United States' use of "black liquor" tax credits that give American producers an advantage in the international market.

Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

Trade Minister Stockwell Day announced last week that the European Union, Brazil and Chile have joined Canada in protesting the United States' use of "black liquor" tax credits that give American producers an advantage in the international market. Representatives from all parties sent a letter to the U.S. Congress calling for the end of the tax credit. Legislation allows for black liquor, a by-product of the kraft pulping process, to be eligible for a tax credit by adding small amounts of diesel, qualifying it as an alternative fuel.

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