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Future of US dairy trade to Canada remains uncertain after second USMCA dispute

The first thing U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack did after the U.S. lost its second USMCA dairy battle with Canada was vow to keep on fighting – reminiscent of statements released by U.S. lawmakers and U.S. dairy groups, but that fight may be at an end after two exhaustive legal fights that both ended in a decision by a three-member dispute panel.
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US loses latest USMCA dairy case

The U.S. lost its latest dispute with Canada over the country’s operation of a tariff rate quota for dairy imports under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, according to a Friday announcement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  


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Ag sector pins hopes on Indo-Pacific trade talks

The Biden administration has made it clear it won't use the 14-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity to negotiate lower tariffs on American ag exports, but U.S. officials insist there are plenty of non-tariff trade barriers to be resolved, and U.S. farm groups’ hopes are high as talks continue this week in San Francisco during a seventh round of negotiations.
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US dairy applauds another legal victory on cheese name

When U.S. consumers want gruyere cheese, they’re seeking a kind of cheese and not demanding that it was produced in the Alpine regions of France or Switzerland. That’s essentially the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which ruled that gruyere is a generic name that can be used by U.S. cheese makers.


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Dairy on edge over Canada TRQ dispute

It’s been three weeks since Canada submitted its proposal to fix the way it runs its dairy quotas under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but there’s still no word from the Biden administration on accepting it and preventing yet another trade dispute between Ottawa and Washington that could affect far more than just dairy.
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