Washington, D.C. - Early last month, Global Affairs Canada released their proposed changes to their tariff-rate-quota (TRQ) allocations. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to provide Minnesota dairy producers with the market access negotiated under USMCA. This week, Rep. Fischbach, along with a bipartisan group from the Minnesota delegation, wrote a letter asking to use this panel again.

"The USMCA is a strong agreement, but it will only work if the agreements within it are adhered to and respected," said Rep. Fischbach. "I am proud to join my Minnesota colleagues in urging USTR to reject the latest TRQ proposal from Canada and continue pressing for the full measure of access to the Canadian dairy market that was agreed to under USMCA."

Last year, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) successfully utilized the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement's (USMCA) dispute panel to rule that Global Affairs Canada was breaching its commitments to American agriculture. 

The full text of the letter can be read here.