IDFA Commends Biden Administration for Seeking Third Set of Consultations with Canada Over USMCA Dairy TRQs

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) reacted positively to the announcement by the Office of the U.S Trade Representative that the Biden Administration will seek a third round of consultations with Canada over its dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ) administration under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The announcement follows consultations that were announced in May 2022 and held over the summer after Canada had implemented new TRQ policies in April. This third set of consultations adds new legal claims against Canada’s TRQ administration that are consistent with IDFA’s priority concerns with Canada’s failure to comply with its USMCA TRQ commitments.

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative: Canada Continues to Undermine Dairy in USMCA

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative said today the Canadian government continues to undermine dairy provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and the co-op urged U.S. officials to reject Canada’s latest proposal for tariff-rate quotas (TRQs).

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative: Canada’s TRQ Proposal Continues Unfair Treatment of US Exports

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the U.S., said today the proposed changes by the Canadian government to how it administers its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for U.S. dairy would continue to block key export opportunities. Edge urged U.S. officials to work with the country to bring about fair reforms.

Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on USMCA Dairy Panel Ruling

January 7, 2022 USDA,

“The U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States has prevailed in the first dispute settlement panel proceeding under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The panel agreed with the United States that Canada is unfairly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products by breaching its USMCA commitments regarding allocation of dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs).”

ITC Blueberry Determination Helps USMCA Move Forward

The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that imported blueberries are not a cause of serious injury to domestic growers, an outcome that is applauded by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.