New Dairy Trade Dispute Action

The National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council is supporting efforts by the Biden administration for its initiation of a second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute panel.

The dispute panel focuses on what U.S. dairy leaders say is Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations.

The first USMCA dispute panel launched by the U.S. government determined in January that Canada violated the agreement’s dairy tariff-rate quota provisions.

On May 16, Canada published its final revised USMCA dairy TRQ approach, which failed to fix its USMCA-violating practices.

To address the additional problems Canada’s revised approach has raised and to defend the integrity of the agreement, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office has brought an additional case.