Vilsack Says 'Canada Has to be More Transparent' on Agreement to End Class 7 Dairy PricingRead More
As Congress prepares to review a new trade agreement replacing NAFTA, the U.S. dairy industry remains wary that a Canadian protectionist pricing policy could return under another name.
Members of Congress Insist Canada Comply on Dairy TradeRead More
USDEC President and CEO Tom Vilsack says the United States needs to “hold countries accountable” on trade agreements.
Reopening Russia One Step at a TimeRead More
Russia is one of the largest dairy importers in the world, purchasing about 440,000 metric tons of milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey protein and lactose in 2011 worth nearly $2 billion. Yet for more than two years, the United States has been locked out of the market due to Russian export certificate demands.
Settling Into Our Role as Global Dairy SupplierRead More
Can you imagine anyone in the New Zealand or Australia dairy sector debating the merits of pursuing exports? Do industry participants in the Netherlands or Denmark ever ponder whether globalization is here to stay? Do they distinguish their customer base between domestic and overseas?
Taking on Non-Tariff Barriers to TradeRead More
One of the unfortunate byproducts of a more globalized dairy industry is an increased incidence of non-tariff barriers to trade. Even as global dairy demand rises, new sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements are erecting roadblocks for U.S. dairy suppliers that are, in some cases, more burdensome than tariff barriers.