US agriculture chief is seeking creative ways to sell dairy in Canada after trade dispute loss
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Published Nov 30, 2023
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that the Biden administration is seeking innovative ways to sell more U.S. dairy products in Canada after a trade dispute panel favored Canadian restrictions on dairy import quotas. Vilsack did not specify the steps they will take but mentioned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative's office will work to persuade Canada to provide market opportunities for U.S. dairy products. The U.S. had argued that Canada's limited market access prevented retailers and food service operators from purchasing cheaper finished U.S. dairy products, and Vilsack emphasized that the Canadian supply management system was causing Canadian consumers to pay more for dairy products.
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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday that the Biden administration was looking for "creative" ways to sell more U.S. dairy products in Canada after a trade dispute panel ruled in favor of Canadian restrictions on dairy import quotas. Vilsack told Reuters that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative's office were weighing next steps in the long-running dispute over Canada's largely closed dairy market, but declined to say whether they would bring new challenges under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Trade (USMCA). "What I can tell you is that we're going to continue to look for creative ways to promote and sell dairy products in Canada, and to basically get our fair share of the market up there - as the Canadians promised," Vilsack said during a meeting with Reuters reporters and editors in Washington. He did not identify specific steps, but said USDA and USTR would work to persuade ...