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 Dairy Industry Encouraged to Submit Comments in Favor of U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program  

The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Federal Register notice on April 13th regarding its proposal for the creation of a U.S.-Mexico cross border trucking pilot program in an effort to resolve a trade dispute with Mexico which resulted in retaliation against U.S. cheese exports.  For almost a year, Mexico has levied tariffs of 20–25% on many types of U.S. cheese exports.  The pilot cross-border trucking program is aimed at resolving the dispute arising under NAFTA which was triggered by U.S. government restrictions on Mexican trucks hauling goods into the U.S. ostensibly for safety-related reasons.  The questionable U.S. restrictions resulted in Mexico's imposition the retaliatory duties on U.S. cheese imports. 
USDEC is encouraging all parties concerned about U.S. dairy exports to Mexico to submit comments in support of the DOT proposal.  Comments can be submitted online to!documentDetail;D=FMCSA-2011-0097-0001 or by fax to 202-493-225.

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