OTTAWA May 18 Canada and the United States are
unlikely to strike a deal on a protracted dispute over lumber
exports by the time talks on renewing NAFTA start in mid-August,
a source close to the file said on Thursday.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said earlier in
the day he hoped the issue would be solved before the formal
start of negotiations on the trilateral North American Free
The source declined to be identified due to the sensitivity
of the matter.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Denny Thomas)