Three Years of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Pork

July 1 was the third anniversary of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) going into effect, and the U.S. pork industry is happy to celebrate the occasion. Pork exports to America’s neighbors, especially Mexico, have soared under the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since USMCA took effect, U.S. pork exports to Mexico have increased from almost $1.2 billion …


India Trade Agreement Good for Producers Around U.S.

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, Trade

by Sabrina Halvorson The U.S. and India have agreed to resolve six trade disputes including the removal of retaliatory tariffs on American ag exports. The two counties agreed to terminate six outstanding disputes at the World Trade Organization.  India also agreed to remove retaliatory tariffs, which it had imposed in response to the U.S. Section 232 national security measures on …

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Mexico Adds 50% Tariff to White Corn from U.S.

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Tariff

by Sabrina Halvorson It’s another chapter in the Mexico-GMO Corn saga. Mexico has taken another step in preventing GMO corn from other nations from entering that country. It’s put in place a 50 percent tariff on US white corn imports through December. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said it’s one of the issues the US is pursuing through a US-Mexico-Canada …


Congressman Says Mexico is Too Late to Change USMCA Terms

Dan Legislative, Trade

by Sabrina Halvorson If Mexico’s president wanted to restrict GMO corn from the U.S., the time to do that was more than three years ago, before he agreed to the terms of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). That’s the sentiment of Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan (D-MI-08). “Our view is there’s nothing in the USMCA that gives him the authority to …


New Developments in USMCA Challenge of Canadian Dairy TRQ’s

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade

The U.S. is again taking their dispute of Canada’s dairy tariff-rate-quotas before a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute settlement panel. Our nation’s Chief Ag Negotiator, Ambassador Doug McKalip of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, explains the process for a dispute body to address this latest U.S. claim. McKalip discusses the history of a U.S. dispute with Canada’s tariff-rate-quota policy for dairy …


Senators Ask White House for Enforcement Actions on USMCA

Dan Agri-Business, Exports/Imports, Legislative, Trade

The top members of the Senate’s Finance Committee sent a letter to the White House asking the administration to pursue enforcement action against Canada and Mexico under the USMCA. Inside Trade says they’re concerned about areas where Canada and Mexico aren’t complying with the agreement’s rules, especially around energy and agriculture. Ron Wyden and Mike Crapo (CRAY-po), the top Democrat …


U.S. Dairy Salutes USTR’s Pursuit of Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Trade, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

Tuesday, both the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) commended the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement that it is filing a new request for dispute settlement consultations with Canada in order to expand the scope of the second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dairy dispute to include additional elements necessary to ensure that Canada fully complies with its USMCA obligations. The initial …

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Forcing Compliance on Trade Policies

Dan Regulation, This Land of Ours, Trade

Making Canada Stick to Dairy Trade Policies. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Last month, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office initiated the second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute regarding Canadian dairy tariff-rate quota policies. The U.S. is requesting dispute settlement consultations regarding Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota, or TRQ allocation measures. The TRQs deny allocation access to eligible applicants, including retailers, …


Supporting U.S. Pursuit of Full Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports

On Wednesday, the Biden administration filed a second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute concerning Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. A move that pleases the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). The initiation of a second filing centers on concerns of Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. The first USMCA …


Dairy Groups: Retaliatory Tariffs Required as Canada Refuses its USMCA Obligations

Dan Dairy, Economy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Tariff

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) Monday called on the U.S. government to levy retaliatory tariffs on Canada. The call comes after Ottawa made clear that it refuses to meet its signed treaty obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) concerning dairy market access. In January, a USMCA dispute resolution panel initiated by the …