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Congressional Representatives Insist on Resolving India Trade Blockade

March 2, 2012

This week, a coalition of 41 representatives sent a letter to the Administration that expressed concern with the prohibition against U.S. dairy exports into India. NMPF worked with the Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus Co-Chairs to help send this important message to the U.S. Trade Representative, USDA, and the Commerce Department regarding access of unjustified barriers to U.S. dairy products being sold in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

NMPF has collaborated with the U.S. Dairy Export Council for many years to try to resolve this problem, but India has persisted in its insistence on holding imported products to unscientifically-based requirements. The letter urges the Administration to prioritize resolution of the issue, including during the upcoming meetings that Commerce Secretary John Bryson is holding in India later this month.