FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative > News > News Releases > FarmFirst Applauds U.S. Government’s Initiation of Second Dispute Panel Against Canada TRQs

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative applauds the announcement made by the Biden Administration to initiate a second dispute panel over Canada’s most recent actions to delay fulfilling its obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“I’m not surprised but disappointed in the Canadian government’s unwillingness to fulfill it obligations,” says Jeff Lyon, FarmFirst General Manager, “Canada’s tightly regulated and expensive milk production system is not an excuse for Canadian trade officials to utilize delay tactics and not comply with the trade provisions.” 

“Canada’s actions reinforce the notion that it is not interested in being a reliable trading partner. The U.S. dairy industry appreciates U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s diligence to hold Canada accountable while pursuing the full market access U.S. dairy farmers, processors and retailers were promised and expect,” Lyon added.  

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