NMPF Submits Comments on Dairy Trade Barriers to USTR
November 13, 2019
Every year, the USTR solicits comments from stakeholders on trade barriers to help shape their annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. NMPF, in conjunction with USDEC, prepared an extensive review of trade policies hindering dairy exports to key markets.
NMPF is urging the U.S. government to continue its pursuit of fair and reciprocal trade agreements, while also cautioning them against using valuable resources to negotiate trade deals that will not yield agricultural benefits for the U.S. NMPF’s comments cover many detailed issues, including the importance of passing USMCA, the need to fully resolve the trade dispute with China, the trade imbalance driven by the EU’s unfair trade policies and FTAs, new technical regulations in the Gulf, and much more.
NMPF’s goal for this document is that it will inform and guide the USTR during trade negotiations and encourage them to make dairy’s needs a priority in any future deals.