trade policies

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 …


Dairy Trade Dispute Panel Sides with U.S. Over Canada

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is celebrating a landmark decision which found Canada is improperly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products in violation of its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) commitments. The case is the first of any kind brought before a USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel and was launched with …


Dairy Industry Urges Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Trade

To foster further expansion of U.S. dairy exports, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is calling on the Biden Administration to seek renewal of Presidential Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) following its expiration last Thursday, July 1, 2021. TPA lays out congressional expectations for trade agreements negotiated by the administration and establishes a clear …


USMCA Trade Officials Meeting in Mexico City

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Trade representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada meet this week to commemorate the first anniversary of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, U.S. Trade Ambassador Katherine Tai, and Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade will attend the meeting. The officials meet today in Mexico City to exchange views on the achievements …

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USTR Begins USMCA Dispute Panel on Dairy Trade with Canada

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Tuesday announced the U.S. has requested and established a dispute settlement panel under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) regarding dairy trade. The request seeks to review measures adopted by Canada that “undermine the ability of American dairy exporters to sell a wide range of products to Canadian consumers.” The U.S. is challenging Canada’s allocation of …


Biden Administration Asked to Utilize USMCA Enforcement Measures

Dan Dairy, Economy

A bipartisan group of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding dairy and the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement. They’re asking the administration to move ahead with enforcement measures negotiated in the USMCA to support U.S. dairy farmers. A key part of the USMCA agreement was the promise of new export opportunities for America’s …