IDFA Endorses U.S. Trade Representative’s Establishment of Second Dispute Settlement Panel Against Canada on Its Dairy Tariff-Rate Quotas

ational Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today endorsed U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s establishment of a second formal dispute settlement case over Canada’s manipulation of dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The announcement follows a third round of consultations with Canada that added new legal claims against its TRQ administration. These claims are consistent with IDFA’s priority concerns with Canada’s failure to comply with its USMCA TRQ commitments.

Florida Strawberry Growers Association Statement on USTR’s Intent to Pursue Avenues to Assist the Seasonal Produce Industry

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) sent out a promising press release
in response to the bipartisan effort led by Sen. Marco Rubio requesting for a formal
Section 301 investigation on September 8, 2022.

FFVA on USTR’s Response to Section 301 Petition

The action by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is a positive step toward securing trade relief for the Southeast produce industry and will help to ensure American families are not dependent on foreign imports for their produce supplies during the winter and spring months of the year.

USTR, USDA to Pursue Avenues to Assist Seasonal Produce Industry

The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced that it will pursue avenues to assist the Southeast seasonal produce industry in coordination with the United States Department of Agriculture after Members of Congress requested an examination of certain issues in a September 8, 2022, Section 301 petition.

Statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO, on Nomination of Elaine Trevino as USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released the following statement today on the Biden-Harris Administration’s nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as the chief agriculture negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).