Canada puts barriers to US dairy, chicken and eggs

Published Apr 11, 2021

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OPPORTIMES. The USTR states. Canada imposes trade barriers on imports of dairy products, chickens, turkeys and eggs originating in the United States, according to the White House Trade Representation (USTR). All this is done through supply management to regulate their industries of these products.

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Canada's supply management regime includes production quotas, producer and trader boards to regulate price and supply, and tariff quotas for imports. From the USTR's point of view, Canada's supply management regime severely limits the ability of US producers to increase exports to Canada above TRQ levels and inflates the prices Canadians pay for goods. dairy and poultry products. Under the current system, US imports above quota levels are subject to prohibitively high tariffs (for example, 245% for cheese and 298% for butter). The Agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC) expands market access opportunities for dairy products through new tariff quotas exclusively for US products. For example, for year six of the T-MEC, the quota volumes will reach 50,000 metric tons (MT) of liquid milk, 10,500 MT of cream, 4,500 MT of butter and cream powder, 12,500 MT of cheese and 7,500 MT of skimmed milk powder. According to the T-MEC, Canada will eliminate tariffs on whey ...
Source: Inforural
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