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.

FPAA Lauds Congressional Effort to Preserve Promise of USMCA Sens. Sinema and Moran Stand with their Constituents

FPAA commends Senators Sinema (D-AZ) and Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Schweikert (R-AZ) and Cuellar (D-TX) for leading a bipartisan, bicameral letter raising significant concerns with the Trump Administration’s Section 201 investigation on imported blueberries and Section 332 investigations of imported strawberries, bell peppers, squash, and cucumbers.

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.

Torres Small Urges Protections For New Mexico Dairy Industry

Calling the dairy industry “one of our biggest agriculture commodities,” U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., is urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue to enforce provisions of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to protect New Mexico dairy farmers.