Canada Ready to Make Concession on Dairy Trade

first_img Previous articleFor Ag More Negatives Coming from DC than Positives on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleBSE Confirmation in Florida Considered Atypical, Not Worrisome Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Canada Ready to Make Concession on Dairy Trade SHARE Despite posturing by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada “won’t back down” on dairy issues, Canada is reportedly ready to make concessions. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland rejoined the discussion in Washington this week. The Globe and Mail reports Canada is ready to make concessions to the Trump administration on Canada’s protected dairy market in a bid to save a key NAFTA dispute-settlement system, preserve safeguards for cultural industries and avert tougher pharmaceutical patent protections.Canada’s dairy, egg and poultry sectors operate under supply management that protects Canadian producers from foreign competition by charging tariffs up to 275 percent on imports. Trudeau said this week Canada will “defend supply management.” However, sources close to the negotiation say Canada’s plan is not to dismantle the supply management system entirely, but that negotiators will agree to change one rule that blocks U.S. farmers from exporting ultrafiltered milk to Canada, and also offer the United States a percentage of the Canadian dairy market.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 29, 2018 Facebook Twitter Canada Ready to Make Concession on Dairy Tradelast_img


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