The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement in response to the United States’ request for the establishment of a dispute settlement panel regarding Canada’s administration of its dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ) policies under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA):
“Canada is a strong proponent of rules-based multilateral trade and believes that international trade will play an important role in the global recovery from COVID-19.
“We take our obligations under international agreements seriously. This includes those under CUSMA with the United States, our closest trading partner.
“Canada is disappointed that the United States has requested a dispute settlement panel.
“Under CUSMA, Canada agreed to provide some additional market access to the United States for dairy while successfully defending our supply management system and dairy industry.”
To read the full statement and quick facts, click here.
Source: Global Affairs Canada