Gillibrand to Feds: Enforcement of New Dairy Trade Rules Needed

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement contains new provisions related to the dairy industry, but U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and several of her colleagues want to ensure the rules will be enforced. 

Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging them to monitor compliance by Canada and Mexico. The letter was signed by 25 Democratic and Republican senators. 

The concerns relayed by the senators include whether Canada will comply with the USMCA’s tariff rate quota rules for the dairy industry. A recent announcement by Canada suggests that there tariff rate quota administration may not comply with the terms of the trade deal. 

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