Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 Increased Access To Canadian Dairy Market Urged  

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) has approved a resolution in opposition to any Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that does not provide for significantly increased access to the Canadian dairy market.

As part of that resolution, NMPF' also urged the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to negotiate an agreement with Canada that eliminates barriers to trade and provides for mutually open dairy markets.

Since 1995, Canada has placed tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on dairy imports. Imports above quota limits are subject to tariffs of between 200% and 313.5%.

Despite tariff barriers, Canada provides a sizable opportunity for foreign dairy processors. In 2011, the value of Canadian dairy imports increased 10% to US $645m. Its greatest supplier is the US, which has a 40.6% share (by volume) of imports, followed by France and New Zealand.

US manufacturers of specialty cheese and dairy ingredients could benefit from the lifting of trade barriers, as Canadian supplies do not meet domestic demand.

Source: Dairy Herd

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