Monday, October 15, 2018
 ADPI Praises Activation of Dairy Export Incentive Program By USDA  

The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) commends Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for announcing the activation of the Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) for the period ending June 30, 2009. 

"Frankly, DEIP is one of the most effective things that federal government can do at this time to support the American dairy industry,” said Dale Kleber, the Chief Executive Officer of ADPI.
“DEIP will permit U.S. dairy manufacturers to be price competitive in international markets where other countries, including the E.U., are subsidizing the exports of their dairy industries. DEIP helps level the global playing field and is fully consistent with U.S. treaty commitments to the World Trade Organization,” Kleber continued.      
“This timely decision by the Obama Administration can provide the U.S. dairy sector with greatly needed relief and will go a long way in stabilizing market pricing for certain dairy commodities, especially nonfat dry milk (NDM),” Kleber continued. "But the Department will need to follow through on today's announcement by issuing the Invitations for Offers as soon as possible, otherwise the potential benefits of DEIP may not be realized." 
This DEIP allocation for NDM equals 68, 201 metric tons or 150 million pounds.  (By comparison since October, 2008, the Commodity Credit Corporation has acquired 238 million pounds of NDM.)
Over the past several months ADPI and several other dairy associations have urged USDA and other federal agencies comprising the Trade Policy and Review Group to activate DEIP.  
“It’s clear that the Obama Administration listened to the voices of the American dairy industry, understood the importance of DEIP and then took prompt action to permit U.S. manufacturers to be competitive in the current global dairy markets. The members of ADPI are very appreciative of this responsiveness,” Kleber concluded.

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