The U.S. Commerce Department has set the final countervailing and anti-dumping duties against Canadian softwood lumber exports. …”The U.S. continues to attack its closest friend, neighbour and ally while domestically the U.S. lumber coalition continues to put the interest of its members ahead of what is good for the American economy and American consumers,” Bruce Ralston, minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, said in a press release. …But the B.C. government is also aggressively trying to push B.c. lumber into Asian markets. “The dispute with the U.S. highlights the need to grow other markets for B.C. wood products,” said B.C. forests minister Doug Donaldson. Donaldson will lead a trade mission to Japan and China with 35 B.C. forestry executives later this month.