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Strong House Coalition Urges Positive Dairy TPP Outcome

August 7, 2013

A coalition of more than 70 members of Congress recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman urging them to put a high priority on achieving a positive outcome for the U.S. dairy industry in the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The negotiations have been ongoing for the past several years.

The members of Congress were appreciative of the opportunities the TPP agreement would create for the U.S. dairy industry. However, they also voiced concern regarding market access with Canada and Japan, and market concentration with New Zealand, and stressed that those issues would need to be addressed in any final agreement.